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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