Fan’s video shows Maldonado’s crash with Glock

2012 Belgian Grand Prix

Pastor Maldonado’s collision with Timo Glock which earned him a penalty for the Italian Grand Prix is seen in this video shot by a fan at Spa-Francorchamps.

Maldonado ran into the rear of the Marussia driver immediately after the restart on lap five of the Belgian Grand Prix. The contact ended Maldonado’s race and dropped Glock from 16th to 19th.

The Williams driver received one of his two five-place grid penalties for this weekend’s race for the crash – the other penalty was handed down for his jump start.

Glock believed the collision cost him a better result: “We knew we could be stronger in the race and we were; we could have been stronger still but for the problem with Maldonado which lost me time earlier in the race and created a bigger gap to Petrov at the end than might otherwise have been the case.”

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40 comments on Fan’s video shows Maldonado’s crash with Glock

  1. Surely the stewards saw the replay of the crash, as they handed out a penalty – but why didn’t they show us?

  2. Younger Hamii (@younger-hamii) said on 5th September 2012, 21:41

    Glock was just Maldonado-ed, sadly another victim. When & who will Maldonado strike? I reckon Riccardo at Suzuka next.

  3. There was some kind of limit of how many onboards they can record at a time I think. Don’t remember where I read about that and who was controlling it. Maybe Maldonado’s onboard wasn’t recording it at time and at some points there are cameras which will be turned by cameramen, so they might be pointing at wrong direction.

    Anyway, Maldonado’s onboard should always be on as long as he is in the race. Therefore incidents could be caught easier.

    • Nick.UK (@) said on 6th September 2012, 9:10

      That would really surprise me if that was how it is filmed. I would have thought that every cars onboard camera would be recording at all times the car is in motion. It seems silly not too.

  4. someonealreadyhasmyname said on 5th September 2012, 21:55

    The same person who shot the above video also has a nice one of the start, on the left of the shot you can see Grosjean vear into Hamilton – and it’s all over so fast…

    • zerplex said on 6th September 2012, 22:45

      Wow, that video made me gasp having seen the wreck who knows how many times now. But from the stands with the crowd cheering, and then their reaction made that video so powerful.

  5. Kingshark (@kingshark) said on 5th September 2012, 22:18

    Ah, good ol’ Pastor.

  6. F1Yankee (@f1yankee) said on 5th September 2012, 22:29

    grosjean and maldonado fought to a draw for **** of the day in belgium. with grosjean out for monza will hamilton and massa renew hostilities?…both are under huge pressure these days. maybe there will be a surprise winner (loser) this time?

  7. sorin (@) said on 5th September 2012, 22:59

    I think Maldonado was very furios and mad on him, and that’s why he hit Glock, because Grosjean made the big crash in first corner, and not him. But, I’m sure, when he will see that ‘delicios’ first corner at Monza…Mama mia..

  8. Polishboy808 (@polishboy808) said on 5th September 2012, 23:40

    I’m pretty sure this video of the start shows that Maldonado was actually almost perfect at the start. He timed it wrong, but it couldn’t of had been more than .05 off, seeing as the car pulls away almost exactly as the light goes off.

    • John H (@john-h) said on 5th September 2012, 23:50

      If you watch closely you can see him move forward before he turns the wheel (to avoid a collision ironically) at the time of the light going out, so I think he actually jumped the start by quite a bit actually… certainly enough to disappoint Charlie somewhat.

      • Dave (@davea86) said on 6th September 2012, 9:18

        Yeah he jumped it by a lot. I remember in the coverage they showed a replay of the start from the camera over Charlie’s shoulder and you see him watch Maldonado fly off into the distance and then slowly shake his head in disappointment.

  9. dot_com (@dot_com) said on 6th September 2012, 0:01

    Another skillfully executed pass.

  10. Mike (@mike) said on 6th September 2012, 2:20

    I dunno, it’s easy to jump on Maldonado, but from this angle it’s very hard to see who is at fault. However, the Penalty suggests that it’s Pastor’s.

    • Jono (@me262) said on 6th September 2012, 4:45

      yeah its a tough call…its hard to see from any angle that Glock was 3/4 of a car length up on entry :)

      • Odd (@odd-lord) said on 6th September 2012, 10:40

        Well i think that Maldonado should be suspended.. the guy is poco-loco. he drives around like he’s steering a tin-top car.
        I kind of agree with Grosjeans penalty because of the fact that i believe that F1 drivers should be the best of the best, and should also display the best and most sportive behavior. In this point of view Maldonado should also be suspended, and MSC should get an ‘Armstrong-penalty’ .. just scratch him out of the history..
        But then again.. F1 is not a sport, it is a political game mainly, wich happens to involve nice quick cars :D

  11. SubSailorFl said on 6th September 2012, 2:30

    While other teams are working on double drs and other aero tweaks for their cars Williams is working on a cattle catcher that will not affect airflow over the front wing so that Maldonado will be able to possibly complete races where he choses to go thru cars.

  12. Haha, my little Spa video’s gone viral in the F1 community? Great, love to share the awesome experience I had in Spa last couple of days.

    More stuff (photo’s and links to the video’s) can be found here, at our lovely little F1onboard forum:

  13. Had Grosjean raced at Monza, all of the championship leaders would have started from the pitlane.

  14. tvm (@) said on 6th September 2012, 11:47

    For the record, fine that he gets a penalty, but that is certainly not the worst we have seen Maldonado do, a lot of drivers could have made that error.

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