Maldonado recounts scary and dangerous crash

© F1 Pulse, 26 May 2013
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The Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday had its second red flag in three years after a huge crash involving Pastor Maldonado and Max Chilton forced the proceedings to be halted briefly.

On lap 45, the Marussia failed to notice the Williams on the outside as the two were approaching Tabac when they made contact.

The Venezuelan’s car was nudged into the wall and eventually made contact, launching him in the air before he came crashing down.

"It was scary," Maldonado was quoted saying by Autosport referring to the heavy impact. "I didn't expect Chilton to cross my line. It is very dangerous and a very quick corner on the track.

"Maybe the stewards need to evaluate very carefully what he did," he pointed out.

Maldonado has now failed to finish the three Monaco GPs – all which were a consequence of contact with another car - he has raced in but was thankfully unharmed on all three occasions.

"I'm OK, I feel OK," he said when asked what his condition was like. "Some contusions but really good."

 

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