Maldonado quite surprised by the front row for Spanish GP

Pastor Maldonado says that second on the grid was quite surprised and he admits that Williams is very quick when it has a lower fuel load.

The Venezuelan post front row for Williams since Nico Hülkenberg seized pole position in Brazil for 2010 Grand Prix.

“After this morning I did think this might be possible,” says the Venezuelan, who entered Formula 1 at the start of last year.

“I admit that I was quite surprised by the performance, with our car being so quick when it has a lower fuel load; but we have been working very hard on understanding the tyres with this car.

“We have made a very good step forward; the car is looking consistent, especially for race pace (long runs in practice) and it’s a great feeling to be here. Qualifying was always our worse area, so we have now improved that and I am very happy for my team, my country and of course myself!”

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