Adrian Sutil: “What he was trying to do was absolutely stupid”

Adrian Sutil has blamed Pastor Maldonado for the “stupid” move that saw the pair make contact at the Spa chicane.

Sutil was able to continue unharmed, but the Williams driver then slammed hard into Paul Di Resta, knocking the Force India driver out of the race. Maldonado later received a stop and go penalty from the stewards.

“You know with certain drivers you have to be a bit more cautious and careful,” Sutil told this writer. “Maldonado hit my left rear tyre, and I wasn’t sure if it was still OK. I think what he was trying to do was absolutely stupid. I don’t know, what can you say?

“If you are absolutely on the outside and there are three cars on the inside and you want to go inside to the pits, well you can’t. You have to sometimes think a little bit earlier. He almost took me out of the race, he took Paul out of the race, and Gutierrez was also close to getting out of the race.”

Meanwhile Di Resta said: “I don’t see myself at fault in any way, shape or form on that one. He wasn’t going to make the cone in the pits so I don’t know what he was trying to do, I don’t know where he was going.”

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3 responses to “Adrian Sutil: “What he was trying to do was absolutely stupid”

  1. The worst bit was that I was able to predict the incident while on TV air 3 seconds before it happened. And I don’t tend to rate myself high when it comes to predicting action on track, still, trying to improve.
    Other people should try that as well.

  2. floodo1

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/109494

    Pastor says he lost his steering and was out of control. Guess that’s supposed to explain why his wheels suddenly pointed right at the pit entrance! Or why the team says they were trying to have him pit.

    Pastor is a liar, plain and simple. He drove super deep into the first part of the chicane then wanted to cut back to the pits and drove through two Force India’s trying to get there. He even turns the wheel right AFTER hitting Sutil.

    He should take his one victory and quit. He’s always been erratic and this incident is absolutely ridiculous. 10 second stop and go is fair for the accident, but a 10 race ban would be fair for how Pastor consistently hits people.

  3. Mon Pen

    I agree, Maldonado is a lying unpleasant cheat. Chuck him out of the sport. Oh sorry petrodollars are shouting loud. Sir Frank, you have stooped low.

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