How Maldonado defeated Alonso in Spain

How Maldonado defeated Alonso in Spain

Even as he started from pole position, few believed Pastor Maldonado could get the better of Fernando Alonso on home turf - but that's exactly what he and Williams did. Adam Cooper analyses the crucial moments

Earlier this year Sergio Perez nearly turned the Formula 1 world on its head when he came close to winning the Malaysian Grand Prix, the young Mexican just failing to pip Fernando Alonso's Ferrari at the end of a dramatic wet race.

In Spain Pastor Maldonado – Perez's former GP2 rival and fellow second-year F1 driver from Latin America – went one better by scoring a remarkable win, and doing it on pure performance. And by a strange twist the man he had to beat was none other than Alonso.

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