Maldonado defends driving style
Pastor Maldonado has vowed there will be no change to his racing approach despite suggestions he could injure another driver with his "stupid" and "dangerous" driving.
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For the third time in four races Maldonado was hauled before the stewards after Sunday's British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
In Monaco, the Venezuelan was handed a 10-place grid penalty for running into Sauber's Sergio Perez in final practice, the Mexican slating the Williams driver as "crazy".
In the European Grand Prix in Valencia a fortnight ago Maldonado punted McLaren's Lewis Hamilton into a barrier a lap and a half from the finish as they battled for third.
Under the regulations, as Maldonado finished the event, he could only be given a penalty that applied to the race, in this case a retrospective drivethrough that added 20 seconds to his overall time, losing him the point for 10th place.
Then on Sunday Maldonado again tangled with Perez, the latter retiring on lap 12 and prompting a tirade from the 22-year-old.
The stewards fined Maldonado 10,000 euros (£7,933) and issued a reprimand, however, the 27-year-old sees no reason to change his ways heading into the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim on July 22.
Asked if he would alter his approach, Maldonado said: "No, because I think I have been unlucky.
"I accept the penalty for the incident with Lewis, but I was a bit unlucky because I hit a kerb and had no traction at the front. It was also 1.5 laps from the end.
"Yesterday was different. The race was just starting, I was on cold tyres, had no angle to turn and I lost the car. It is clear.
"I was even gentle with Kimi (Raikkonen), giving him position. I drove carefully because the race is long and degradation is high.
"In previous races at the start of the year I was very clean, I had no problem. I was even fighting more because I was in the middle of the grid."
Since his shock victory in the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona in early May, Maldonado has since failed to score a single point.
Yet he is adamant the team are behind him, adding: "I have the team's support.
"I am just passing through a bad and unlucky moment when I don't get any points following my victory.
"It is frustrating. We have lost a lot of points, but we have everything in place to get some points from the next race and in the second part of the season.
"We can recover. It is not the end of the season. I have a lot of confidence in the team and they have confidence in me and we need to keep on pushing."