Pastor Maldonado wasn’t looking to dwell on the disappointment of this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix as Williams’ pointless streak continued. The Venezuelan was involved in a heavy crash at Tabac after Max Chilton cut across him with the damage to the barrier causing a race stoppage while Maldonado was eliminated on the spot.
It put the seal on a miserable afternoon for Maldonado who had already lost his front wing in a first lap incident and he was already looking ahead to the next Grand Prix in Montreal when he spoke after the race.
“It was an unfortunate incident today with the Marussia car and the impact was quite big. Fortunately I am ok and the stewards took immediate action. We need to move on from a disappointing weekend but I’m looking forward to the next race in Canada, where we will be continuing to demonstrate the improvements in the car.”
Teammate Valtteri Bottas stayed out of trouble to bring his Williams home in twelfth but the Finn felt the tight confines of Monaco prevented him from demonstrating the true pace of the FW35.
“It was difficult to overtake in the race today and even though sometimes we felt like we had the pace, we couldn’t make the moves we wanted. There was a lot of action in an eventful race so I was happy to bring the car home. We need to keep pushing because Montreal will be a track that is easier to overtake, so we need to ensure we have the speed to attack and defend.”