Front wing trouble delayed the Red Bulls and Rosberg during the race – and Rosberg’s final stint did not go according to plan.
Lewis Hamilton ran a 31-lap stint at the end of the race and still had enough tyre life to attack Nico Rosberg for seventh.
Williams used an aggressive strategy to get Maldonado ahead of Alonso, while Lotus saved their best until last.
Pictures from today’s Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya, won by Pastor Maldonado for Williams.
Michael Schumacher will be docked five places on the grid for the Monaco Grand Prix following his collision with Bruno Senna during today’s race.
Pastor Maldonado made history by scoring his first F1 victory in the Spanish Grand Prix – ending Williams’ eight-year win drought.
A serious fire broke out in the Williams pit after the Spanish Grand Prix, injuring several team members.
Pastor Maldonado said “I think it’s a wonderful day” after winning his first race in the Spanish Grand Prix.
Vettel and Alonso are tied for the lead of the drivers’ championship after the Spanish Grand Prix.
Pastor Maldonado scored his first Formula 1 win in the Spanish Grand Prix.
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Hamilton paid too high a price for yet another blunder by McLaren in the pits during qualifying in Spain.
In the round-up: the Circuit de Catalunya and Valencia will share the Spanish Grand Prix from next year.