De la Rosa: Maldonado’s starting mistake was a terrible shame

Hispania Racing speedy Pedro de la Rosa says that Williams F1’s Pastor Maldonado starting mistake was a terrible shame. The victim De la Rosa had been hit by the Spanish GP winner Maldonado, he was coming from the back of the grid 24th position.

“It was a terrible shame,” de la Rosa said bluntly. “I feel sorry for the team because yesterday we did a good job and today we were starting from an interesting position and I think we could have achieved a good result. “

“Our one-stop strategy with Softs first and Super Softs second was good – you only have to see what Vettel did – so it was a shame not to have been able to complete more than 300 metres.”

“It wasn’t a mistake by me or the team, but one by another driver, but those things happen in races – one day it might happen to me too. The sad thing is that it happened precisely here after all the good work we’d done and how much I was looking forward to finishing in Monaco with a good result.

“I leave here a little bit sad because, although we wouldn’t have scored a point, we could have at least finished with a good result.”

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