--
 
How to buy a classic motorcycle in SA?

'There are a few things you need to consider,’ writes bike guru Dries Van der Walt.

Top family cars in SA

Wheels24's Janine Van der Post has gone from a 'SpeedQueen' to a supermom. Check out her list of top family cars.

Maldonado hates 'Crashtor' nickname

2015-04-21 14:06

UNFAIR TREATMENT? Lotus' driver Pastor Maldonado walks in the pit lane with a member of his crew. Image: AP / Andy Wong

MANAMA, Bahrain - Pastor Maldonado has fended off his growing reputation as a crash-prone Formula 1 driver.

The Telegraph newspaper said a nickname doing the rounds for the Venezuelan is 'Crashtor', while one unflattering website mischievously lists the days and hours since Maldonado's last crash.

"The world is safe for another day," the website hasmaldonadocrashedtoday.com read on Tuesday (April 21)

The Lotus driver, however, insists his reputation as a crasher is undeserved.

CROSS THE LIMIT

Maldonado said: "When Pastor crashes, it's big news. When the other people crash, there is no news.

"To find the limit, you need to cross the limit.  I think I have the big balls to cross the limit every time."

He has yet to score a point in 2015.

Stay with Wheels24 for the 2015 F1 season – fresh reports every week.


Read more on:    lotus  |  pastor maldonado  |  bahrain  |  manama  |  motorsport  |  formula 1

Inside Wheels24

F1's fate will be determined by billion-dollar deal

American media mogul John Malone is poised to become Formula 1's new owner.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.