Maldonado given all clear after accident
22 August 2014 – Pastor Maldonado has been given the all clear following his accident in Friday's second practice session for the Belgian Grand Prix.
The Lotus driver came to a halt at Pouhon after running over the grass on the exit of Turn 9, losing control of his car and hitting the barriers.
Having stepped out of his car unaided, the Venezuelan was taken to the medical centre for checks, where he was ultimately cleared of injury.
"I lost the car at the exit of Turn 9 so that was my afternoon finished," he said. "There was a quick 'hello' to the medical centre on the way back to the garage, but I'm fine and the damage to the car is not so much."
Despite the crash, Maldonado is hopeful of a stronger weekend and closing in on his first point of 2014.
"Certainly, we have potential to fight for a good qualifying session and a good race," he went on to explain.
"We do struggle with our power for the long straights, but it is better than we expected so that's a plus point."