I need to calm down, Maldonado understands
7 September 2012 – Pastor Maldonado acknowledges that he is in need of taming his driving style in order to reap the most of his equipment. While the Venezuelan’s rapid pace was only backed up by the third quickest qualifying time in Belgium last Saturday, he has also been involved in several incidents and is yet to score a point since winning in Barcelona.
“I’ve been penalised quite a lot, so we do need to try to do something different to keep away from the stewards,” he smiles. “I’m doing my best to find a solution for that.”
He went on to stress that he will attempt to avoid even the most minor of touches.
“Sometimes I’ve been involved in small incidents, and have had to go to the stewards again, so I’m just going to try and be away from everything. At the same time, I will continue to push to do the best possible for team and myself. I will evaluate the situation and then be able to change this, or change that.”
Maintaining his character, the Maracay man added that Monza – scene of the final European race of the season this weekend – does possess overtaking opportunities.