Max Chilton, Marussia, Suzuka, 2014

Chilton: I almost had same crash as Bianchi

F1 Fanatic Round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

In the round-up: Max Chilton reveals he almost suffered the same fate as his former Marussia team mate Jules Bianchi at Suzuka two years ago.

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Pastor Maldonado, Lotus, Hungaroring, 2015
Maldonado: A not-entirely-fond farewell
Contrasting views on the end of Pastor Maldonado’s F1 career:

Great news, I don’t feel sorry for him at all. He had a disgraceful attitude of never admitting his mistakes, unlike for example Grosjean, and was a danger to other racers on the circuit.

I will remember him not for his race win but for his two swipes on Perez and Hamilton on track. I think that’s his deserved legacy.

I’m happy and sad about this. I’m happy because F1 seems to be returning to being a meritocracy with talent (Magnussen presumably) winning the day over money (Maldonado). But I’m also sad because, if Pastor had just been able to learn from his mistakes, he could well have delivered performances like those in Spain 2012 more often.

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On this day in F1

Lotus revealed its T128 on this day five years ago (the F1 car, not the identically-named sports car):