Maldonado ends the Williams wait

Maldonado ends the Williams wait

Pastor Maldonado's maiden grand prix victory was also the first for Venezuela, and the 114th win for his Williams squad. The team has had to wait a while though, says Michele Merlino: the last time it had a driver on the top step was almost eight years ago...

Pastor Maldonado's maiden GP victory was the first for Venezuela, which becomes the 21st winning country in Formula 1.

It also ended Williams' wait for its 114th grand prix win - a sequence which stretched back to the 2004 Brazilian Grand Prix (with Juan Pablo Montoya). Before Spain, the team hadn't led a race since the 2009 Belgian Grand Prix, while a podium finish was also long awaited - it hadn't happened since Singapore 2008 (with Nico Rosberg).

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