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‘No conspiracy' in shock Maldonado win

Alex Wurz has shot down a conspiracy theory surrounding one of F1’s biggest shock results of the past decade – Pastor Maldonado’s Spanish Grand Prix victory in 2012. Maldonado was in his second year with Williams and arrived at the Circuit de Catalunya in May 2012 having never previously finished higher than eighth in a Formula 1 race. But just under a month after team owner Sir Frank Williams had turned 70, the Venezuelan driver started from pole position after Lewis Hamilton had been put to the back of the grid for running out of fuel at the end of qualifying – and Maldonado went on to win the race. It was the only time Maldonado would ever finish on the podium in five full...
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