Sergio Perez has criticized Pastor Maldonado for being very ‘dangerous’ in the Grand Prix of Great Britain Sunday at the Silverstone Circuit. During the race, the Sauber driver tried to pass Maldonado, who then slid into Perez. Subsequently Perez was forced to leave the race.
Sergio, clearly frustrated, expressed his opinion about the driving behaviour of Maldonado. “Pastor is a driver who doesn’t respect other drivers,” said Perez. “It’s a matter of fact. He should have given me enough space not to crash but he tried to push me all the way to the outside.”
“I don’t understand the way he is driving. I hope the stewards can do something because the last three or four races he has done something to someone.” Perez added.
Earlier, Pastor Maldonado drove into Perez in the Monaco practice before being involved in the accident with Lewis Hamilton in the Valencia Grand Prix. Now, the driver is fined €10,000 and he received an official FIA reprimand from the stewards of Silverstone.
However, Perez is convinced that his rival should get a more severe punishment.”It’s not the first time he has damaged my weekend. He did the same with Lewis [Hamilton] in Valencia and they just gave him a drive-through which I think is not enough. He will never learn if they don’t do something.”
Maldonado responded indignant on the statements of Perez. “I think he was angry. We are racing, we are trying to do our best. I was trying to defend, he was trying to gain and this is racing. Otherwise everyone races with the safety car and it is safer.“
“It was a very disappointing moment. I was coming out of the pit with cold tyres. I was on the inside of the corner, so the corner was mine. Sergio was on outside trying to take the position from me.” Pastor continued.
“I tried to defend and lost the rear of the car on corner entry and we bumped tyres. It was an unlucky race for me and that is it.” Maldonado concluded.
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