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Singapore GP: Maldonado Practice 2 crash was my mistake



The Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado says his Friday Practice two crash in Singapore was a mistake caused by the erratic behaviour of his Lotus on the super-soft option tyre.

“No, not really no, I was just losing grip from the tyres. I just lost the car, the car was too snappy and I lost the car in the middle of the corner. It was a mistake, the car was too loose and I lost it into the corner. The exit is quite narrow so there’s no point to recover the car. Even the previous corners I had some big oversteer, but fortunately the previous corners were wider so it was easier to control.” Maldonado said.

“In that one I wasn’t pushing that hard because the first lap wasn’t the best one, the performance was not the same on the second lap time on the option tyre. On the prime you are getting better and better and on the option there is only one lap. For one lap the new tyres are absorbing a lot of the problems of the car so the second lap is back to these kinds of problems. There is a small step on this track, which is quite good for us.”

“Maybe not the greatest one as we want but we’re more close to the top ten and we hope to be slightly more competitive in the race. It will be difficult, we know that, but now we are closer. Maybe we are one tenth to the Toro Rosso and in the last race we were nearly a second away, so it’s much better. ”



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