There’s having a bad day, and then there’s really having a bad day, and somewhere on that continuum of terribleness is Pastor Maldonado’s trip to the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix. Maldonado received a penalty for gridding up 18th instead of 16th. »
I have to give Pastor Maldonado’s detour through the gravel trap some credit here: the Lotus Formula One driver holds it together and keeps it out of the wall.
If you only concentrated on the winner of the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix, you'd hate this race. Lewis Hamilton nabbed pole and ran away with the win from there. Yawn. Only Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg was anywhere close. No, the real battle was this crazy back-and-forth dogfight for thirteenth place. »
Pastor Maldonado put his Lotus Formula One car into the wall early at the Australian Grand Prix, getting pushed off towards the barrier from contact with another car. One marshal on the trail around the circuit was there to grab an up close and personal view of the crash in slow motion. »
The Dubai Mall is the world's largest shopping mall, so Renault let Lotus Formula One team drivers Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado loose inside in a pair of Renault Twizys. Yes, in fact, a Twizy will powerslide. »
Formula 1 went turbo this year and now, on the last race of the season, we get to see the massive smoke- and fire-spewing result when one of them fails. »
Look, I'm sure Pastor Maldonado is a nice enough guy. But the Venezuelan driver for the Lotus F1 team is a bit, um, "erratic," to put it lightly, and he's grown quite a reputation for crashing spectacularly, and crashing often. So much so that he's the butt of many great jokes. Jokes like these. »
Overly serious car nerds can criticize games like Super Mario Kart for not being "authentic" or "representational of actual physics in any way," but sometimes life imitates art. The crash-bang-boom Australian Grand Prix this year doesn't look very different done up like the Nintendo classic. »