Pastor Maldonado, Williams, Monaco, 2011

Williams: First points of 2011 despite crash

2011 Monaco GP team reviewPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

A controversial collision between Maldonado and Hamilton cost Williams a double points finish.

Rubens Barrichello Pastor Maldonado
Qualifying position 12 9
Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’15.826 (+0.281) 1’15.545
Race position 9 18
Laps 77/78 73/78
Pit stops 3 3

Williams drivers’ lap times throughout the race (in seconds):

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/charts/2011drivercolours.csv
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78
Rubens Barrichello 94.864 82.9 82.139 81.874 81.326 81.609 81.285 82.166 82.103 83.108 82.726 81.447 80.936 81.16 83.672 81.232 81.158 81.231 81.604 81.547 82.178 81.814 81.487 81.95 82.884 82.259 82.513 82.504 82.064 81.989 82.11 101.715 94.199 126.655 122.056 117.038 115.573 86.281 83.829 82.306 81.844 81.739 81.584 81.057 80.93 81.121 81.024 82.174 80.32 80.309 80.499 80.573 80.296 80.418 80.301 80.24 80.331 80.409 81.335 80.393 80.34 80.586 81.876 82.004 80.69 80.614 80.81 114.816 105.585 95.918 121.009 85.607 82.498 80.394 78.584 79.137
Pastor Maldonado 91.824 82.12 81.482 81.033 80.822 80.871 80.667 81.399 80.898 81.539 82.035 82.135 83.517 84.528 81.169 81.499 81.232 81.209 82.26 81.826 81.848 82.428 82.54 84.151 103.005 84.401 80.651 80.658 80.886 81.759 81.84 81.561 85.386 133.15 92.514 86.277 85.058 110.17 84.401 83.211 83.256 82.162 81.28 80.996 81.244 80.878 81.487 81.542 80.963 81.003 80.605 80.821 80.639 99.371 83.215 79.403 79.662 79.074 79.015 79.017 79.238 78.904 79.452 79.118 80.008 82.667 83.522 83.302 105.07 96.834 93.918 121.713

Rubens Barrichello

Ran a long first stint on lap super-soft tyres and rose to fourth place. But he pitted on lap 32, shortly before the first safety car period, missing out on the lucky break that Adrian Sutil and Kamui Kobayashi benefitted from.

That left him 12th, which became 11th when Sebastien Buemi pitted. Vitaly Petrov’s crash promoted him into the points.

Maldonado’s exit left him ninth for the team’s first points since Nico H???lkenberg’s eighth place at Brazil last year.

Rubens Barrichello 2011 form guide

Pastor Maldonado, Williams, Monaco, 2011
Pastor Maldonado, Williams, Monaco, 2011

Pastor Maldonado

Maldonado arrived in Monaco with a strong track record at the principality having won races there in World Series by Renault and GP2.

He delivered on his potential by reaching Q3 – and out-qualifying his team mate – for the second race in a row.

He gained a place at the expense of Michael Schumacher at the start to run eighth.

Sutil and Kobayashi got ahead of him through the safety car period. His second pit stop dropped him behind Vitaly Petrov with Lewis Hamilton on his tail.

The team switched him on to soft tyres during the race suspension, even though he should have had another set of super-softs left. McLaren fitted Hamilton with super-softs and he tried to use his superior grip to pass Maldonado at Sainte Devote on lap 73.

The pair made contact leaving an aggrieved Maldonado in the barrier:

“My pace was strong but after the re-start Hamilton tried a very ambitious manoeuvre at the first corner and that was the end of my race.

“I?m really disappointed not to come away with any points today.”

Pastor Maldonado 2011 form guide

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