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Pastor Maldonado sees no reason to change driving style despite incidents

Maldonado: No reason to change stylePastor Maldonado sees no reason to change his approach to racing, despite falling foul of the stewards again for being involved in a collision during the British Grand Prix.

The Williams driver was fined 10,000 Euro and given a reprimand for his part in a crash with Sergio Perez after their first pitstops.

But despite coming off the back of being punished for other clashes with Perez (Monaco practice) and Lewis Hamilton (Valencia), Maldonado says there is no indication from his team that he needs to do things differently.

"I have the team's support because they have the data and when we went to the stewards it is very clear that I lost the car," Maldonado told AUTOSPORT.

"I think I have been unlucky. I accept the penalty from [the clash with] Lewis, although I was a little bit unlucky because I had the kerb and no grip at the front.

"There, it was one and a half laps to the end and I was fighting but here the race was just starting.

"Today we were both racing and both had DRS open. I went to the inside of the track so the position was mine and he braked late, and I was on cold tyres and had no angle to turn and I lost the car and it is clear."

Maldonado also dismissed suggestions that his style is too wild for Formula 1.

"In the previous races at the start of the year I was very clean and I had no problem, and I was fighting more because I was in the middle of the grid," he said.

"Today I was even gentle with Kimi [Raikkonen], giving him the position and I was driving carefully because the race is long and degradation is big and our car is good with degradation."

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