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Formula 1- Top 5 Conspiracies

GAURI CHANDRA
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#4 William's Strange Weekend- Spanish GP 2012


Maldonado during Spain GP, IMAGE SOURCE- wiki
Maldonado during Spain GP, IMAGE SOURCE- wiki

It was thought to be a part of his secretive crowd-pleasing agreement with F1. While Senna's car caught fire after the race, many still question how Maldonado's FW34 had such intense and strong pace around Catalunya, a circuit which is viewed as a benchmark for overall car performance in Formula OneFollowing Hamilton's disqualification, Pastor Maldonado secured the pole position at Spanish GP in the year 2012 and ultimately went on to claim victory. This gave Williams their first victory after the 2004 Brazilian GP and it happened to be on the day of team founder, Frank William's 70th birthday. With Maldonado scoring just a further 20 points in races excluding Spain and having out-qualified Bruno Senna by a great margin of 2.7 seconds, people made strong assumptions that Maldonado's car, FW34 had been using illegal fuel/tyre.

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