Maldonado: Williams can fight for more victories
23 September 2012 – Pastor Maldonado and Williams suffered a dismal Sunday night in Singapore, on which the Venezuelan retired with a hydraulics problem from a front row start. To compound events, Bruno Senna also dropped out of the running, but Maldonado is confident that the Grove-based team can still collect another race victory in 2012.
“Yeah, a very difficult weekend in the end - especially the race,” Maldonado, who is still yet to score a point since winning in Barcelona, told BBC Sport. “We were managing it quite well, quite strong with the pace. We weren’t expecting it to be quick enough to win the race but I had a problem with the car.
“The start was okay but with cold tyres I ran a bit wide and that’s why I lost places there. After that I was going quite well, the race pace was very good and we’re confident to have the pace and potential to fight for the victories in the next races.”
F1 now heads to Japan, where Williams finished 14th and 17th last year.