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Has Maldonado Crashed Today?

Has Maldonado Crashed Today?


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Well, he is having some serious bad luck but speed isn't bad right now.
Despite everything, do we malign Maldonado?

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Crashtor Maldonado...if you are a twitter user look up #crashtor some great comments from people watching the races.

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Maldonado is truly unbelievable. How much money is this guy bringing anyway?

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Maldonado is truly unbelievable. How much money is this guy bringing anyway?
About 40 million annually.

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Yup. He has.

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Can you believe this guy?!

Media to blame for bad image says Maldonado > F1 News > Grandprix.com

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I think it would be news if Maldonado did actually finish a race without crashing or causing one. He is like a bad version of J.P. Montoya.
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Ugh, the way he badmouths his own team... Is the Lotus F1 design REALLY that bad?

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no doubt he can drive fast and win races. but good grief he needs some time out in F1. he's got the whole senna/schumacher/hamilton i drive like a douche thing going on.... but with out the results to get away with it

those south american mangers and lawyers must be REALY convincing in negotiations for the team to keep him!

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Anyone remember DeCesaris? I think he wrote off six McLaren chassis in one season, and was nicknamed "DeCrasheris." Fast, but eventually his money couldn't match what he was costing the team in equipment. That day may soon come with Lotus if he continues.

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He's actually not THAT slow, and he isn't the worst driver in the history of modern F1.
I tolerate him for at least adding some flavor to the races with his antics where it's sometimes a bit too..... clinical.. and bringing LOTS of money to keep the team with JPS livery afloat.

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He's a pretty quick driver in reality, definitely has some skill. I do think his decision making is suspect sometimes. He's pushing to hard and obviously wants to impress.

On a side note I actually met him the other day in Monaco, nice guy and very down to earth. This was the day of Jules Bianchi's funeral

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he has like what? 20 formula car race wins and 2 championships, thats how he got into F1. that prior experience and success hasn't translated into F1... for whatever reasons.

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Poor guy. 🙈

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This is past the point of ridiculous already:

FP1 breaking news: Red flag out for Maldonado crash

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Lotus: 17G impact triggered Maldonado’s Spa retirement

Hmm, Psmack comes to mind.

Lotus: 17G impact triggered Maldonado?s Spa retirement
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