Italian GP: Pastor Maldonado aiming to stay out of stewards' room in Italy
|By Edd Straw||Thursday, September 6th 2012, 13:46 GMT|
Pastor Maldonado has prioritised avoiding further run-ins with the stewards after being hit with a double grid penalty for the Italian Grand Prix.
The Williams driver will serve two five-place grid penalties at Monza; one for jumping the start at Spa last weekend and one for hitting Timo Glock's Marussia at the first corner after the restart of the race.
But in the wake of Romain Grosjean being hit with a one-race ban for causing a multi-car accident at Spa, Maldonado is wary of attracting the attention of the stewards again.
"I've been penalised quite a lot and we need to try to do something different to be away from the stewards," said Maldonado when asked if he was worried about getting a race ban in the future.
"I'm doing my best not to go back again to [the stewards] room and get some points.
"Sometimes, I have been involved in small incidents and I have been to the stewards, so I will try to keep away from everything.
"But at the same time, I will try to push and do my best for the team and myself. What we did, we have already done, so we need to think about the future and the next races."
Maldonado, who has been punished for collisions with Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez and Paul di Resta so far this season, admits that he has occasionally been overly aggressive.
But he is confident that being more cautious to avoid further summons from the stewards will not compromise his driving.
"Sometimes, yes," he said when asked if he is sometimes too aggressive. "This is one of my characteristics, everyone knows that.
"Some like it and some don't. I need to use that when we need to use it, but not always.
"Not all of the penalties are because of that, they are for some other stupid things. But now the solution is in my hands.
"I am competitive, I feel in good form. I showed everyone at Spa that I am quick again after the break.
"This is not the first time that a driver is having a bad moment. You need to try to start again and do some good races and I feel confident of doing that."