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  • Maldonado staying with Lotus next year, says Lopez July 20, 2014

    Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado will stay with Lotus in 2015, despite the Formula One team suffering a terrible first half of the season, team principal Gerard Lopez said on Saturday. Maldonado has yet to score a point this season as Lotus struggle with the new technical changes. "I can confirm 50 percent of...
  • AP: Church leaders ask Christians to vote for secular parties May 4, 2014

    Hyderabad: For the first time, the Andhra Pradesh federation of Churches has issued a pastoral letter urging Christian community to elect only secular parties in the elections. The letter was read out during the mass on Sunday morning. The letter read out on Sunday morning asked the parishioners to elect leaders...
  • F1's Williams drives back into the black May 2, 2014

    Formula One team Williams returned to profit last year, despite a poor season on the track for the former world champions, helped by a oneoff payment from outgoing sponsor PDVSA. Stateowned Venezuelan oil company PDVSA paid out for an early termination of its sponsorship deal when driver Pastor Maldonado left...
  • Kerala: Pastor arrested for allegedly raping 17yearold inside church May 1, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: A pastor was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly raping a 17yearold girl inside the premises of a church in Kottayam. The alleged rape happened on February 23 but the incident came to light only on April 28. The girl did not inform her parents as she was threatened by the...
  • EC notice to Marandi for seeking pastors' support in LS polls April 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Monday issued a show cause notice to former Jharkhand chief minster Babulal Marandi for appealing to bishops and pastors for support in the Lok Sabha elections. In a similar case, Union Minister and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was alleged by a local news channel...
  • Engine problem makes a mockery of Pastor Maldonado penalty April 19, 2014

    Pastor Maldonado's five place grid penalty was rendered meaningless on Saturday after engine problems ruled the Lotus Formula One driver out of Chinese Grand Prix qualifying. While Romain Grosjean powered to the team's first top 10 grid position of the season, Maldonado never got out of the garage. The penalty, imposed for...
  • Pastor Maldonado clears the air with Gutierrez after Bahrain GP crash April 17, 2014

    Lotus Formula One driver Pastor Maldonado has cleared the air with Sauber's Esteban Gutierrez after picking up a grid penalty for sending the Mexican flying at the Bahrain Grand Prix. The Venezuelan refused to take the blame for the incident, however, and told reporters in China on Thursday that the spectacular...
  • Shashi Tharoor accused of bribing pastors in a bid to buy Christian votes April 7, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In what could spell major trouble for the parliamentary ambitions of Union Minister Shashi Tharoor, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the BJP have filed a complaint with the Election Commission against the United Democratic Front candidate Shashi Tharoor stating that he had violated the election code of conduct. Their...
  • Maldonado handed grid penalty for Chinese GP April 7, 2014

    Pastor Maldonado will carry a five-place grid penalty into the Chinese Grand Prix after the Venezuelan speared his Lotus into the side of Esteban Gutierrez's Sauber in Sunday's floodlit race in Bahrain. Gutierrez literally did not know what had hit him after the Mexican's car was flipped abruptly in the air...
  • Pastor Maldonado joins Grosjean at Lotus for 2014 F1 November 29, 2013

    Enstone, England: Lotus have hired Pastor Maldonado to replace Kimi Raikkonen at the Formula One team for the 2014 championship. The Venezuelan driver leaves Williams after three years and will partner Romain Grosjean, who stays on at the Englishbased team for a third season. Maldonado, who won just one point this season...
  • Pastor Maldonado accuses Williams of favouring Valtteri Bottas November 17, 2013

    Williams rejected any suggestion of favouritism or dirty tricks after their departing Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado made thinlyveiled accusations against the Formula One team on Saturday. Maldonado, who is leaving after next week's finale in Brazil, qualified only 18th for the US Grand Prix while Finnish rookie teammate Valtteri Bottas put...
  • Massa replaces Maldonado at Williams November 11, 2013

    Brazilian Felipe Massa will replace Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado at Williams next season after signing a multiyear contract, the Formula One team announced on Monday. Finland's Valtteri Bottas will remain as the former champions' other driver. "When I was a kid I always dreamed about racing for Ferrari, Williams or McLaren," Massa...
  • No decision made yet over where I will drive in 2014: Maldonado October 31, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Venezuelan Formula One driver Pastor Maldonado said on Thursday he had several offers on the table for next season and the decision to leave or stay at Williams would be up to him. Responding to increasing paddock speculation that he is heading for Lotus, Maldonado told reporters at the...
  • Indian Grand Prix: Williams collect another 60,000 euro fine October 25, 2013

    Greater Noida: The Williams Formula One team were fined 60,000 euros for the second race in a row on Friday for the same offence of failing to secure a wheel on Pastor Maldonado's car during practice. In Japan two weeks ago, the rear left wheel came off the Venezuelan's car and...
  • Williams fined 60,000 euros for loose wheel October 11, 2013

    Suzuka: Williams were fined 60,000 euros on Friday after a wheel came off Pastor Maldonado's car during Japanese Grand Prix practice. Formula One stewards said in a statement that the incident, in which the rear left wheel bounced across the track, was regarded as a serious safety issue. "Examination of the...
  • F1: Williams make their point at last July 29, 2013

    Budapest: Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado crossed the finish line in 10th place on Sunday to put former Formula One champions Williams out of the misery of a 10race streak without a point. Their first scoring finish since the US Grand Prix at Austin, Texas, last November was hardly worthy of celebration...
  • Pastor Maldonado wants to continue at Williams July 19, 2013

    Despite of a flopshow in the last nine Grand Prix, Williams driver Pastor Maldonado is keen to remain with the team for the foreseeable future. Williams have been pointless in the first nine races in this season. Maldonaldo, who made his debut with the Grovebased outfit in 2011, achieved an...
  • Pastor Maldonado's Williams suffers KERS failure July 6, 2013

    Nuerburgring: Pastor Maldonado's Williams suffered a KERS failure in the garage on Saturday and fire marshals had to extinguish smoke, the struggling Formula One team said ahead of qualifying for the German Grand Prix. Safety issues have become the focus of attention in F1 after five drivers suffered tyre blowouts at...
  • F1 to introduce penalty system for drivers in 2014 June 29, 2013

    Silverstone: Along with new engines, the 2014 F1 season will have plenty of other changes including a penalty point system for drivers and expanded testing to be allowed, the World Motor Sports Council announced on Friday. The penalty system is being introduced following a string of crashes involving young drivers...
  • Bottas more adaptable than Maldonado: Williams June 17, 2013

    Williams chief race engineer Xevi Pujolar said that rookie racer Valtteri Bottas is a more versatile driver than teammate Pastor Maldonado. Bottas secured a third place on the grid at the rainhit Canadian GP qualifying session in Montreal while Maldonado could only lineup in 13th. Pujolar believes that both drivers have...
  • Thane: Pastor rapes teenage girl on pretext of marrying her June 3, 2013

    Thane: A 19yearold girl was allegedly raped by a pastor at his residence here on the pretext of marrying her, police said on Monday. The accused Bijuman K L (32) also forced the teenager to undergo abortion after she became pregnant and threatened to release her obscene pictures on the...
  • Williams aiming for significant step in Spanish Grand Prix April 9, 2013

    London: Former world champions Williams have targeted next month's Spanish Grand Prix for a significant step forward with their car after failing to score a point in the first two races of the Formula One season. Williams won at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya, the first race of the European season, last...
  • Pastor Maldonado hopes to fix problems in Malaysia March 21, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: After a weekend to forget in Australia, Pastor Maldonado must be wondering when he might win his second Formula One Grand Prix. The Venezuela driver was billed as a rising star after winning in Spain last year to give Williams its first victory since 2004. But everything went wrong...
  • Alonso returns as Formula One testing moves up a gear February 18, 2013

    London: Fernando Alonso will test his new Ferrari for the first time in Spain on Tuesday while former champions Williams bring Formula One's 'launch season' to a close as the last team to unveil their 2013 car. There will not be much fanfare, if any, at either event when the...
  • Lavezzi and Pastore score as PSG beat Valencia 21 February 13, 2013

    Valencia: Goals by Ezequiel Lavezzi and Javier Pastore gave Paris SaintGermain an important 21 away win at Valencia in a the first leg of their Champions League last16 match Tuesday, which still ended badly for the French team as they allowed a late goal and had star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic...
  • BIC one of my favourites: Maldonado October 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Williams' Formula 1 driver Pastor Maldonado said the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) is one of his favourites in the calendar. "India is enjoyable because it's so different and the track is one of my favourites. It's still a new track but it has a good combination of medium and...
  • Maldonado eager to stay at Williams October 11, 2012

    Yeongam: Venezuelan Formula One driver Pastor Maldonado wants to stay with Williams next season despite suggesting last weekend that he might have other options. The driver told reporters at the South Korean Grand Prix on Thursday that he had no desire to move. "I really want to stay with Williams," he said....
  • Wolff hopes Maldonado to stay at Williams September 18, 2012

    London: Williams want penaltyprone Pastor Maldonado to stay with them next season but Bruno Senna's future with the Formula One team is less certain, influential shareholder and executive director Toto Wolff indicated on Tuesday. The Austrian, increasingly cast as the eventual successor to team principal and founder Frank Williams, told the...
  • Button takes pole position for Belgian GP September 1, 2012

    Spa, Belgium: British driver Jenson Button will start Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix in pole position after finishing fastest in Saturday's qualifying, with defending champion Sebastian Vettel in 11th. Button overcame balance problems to take his first pole of the season, the eighth of his career, and his first for McLaren. "It's...
  • Maldonado is keen to stay with Williams August 17, 2012

    Pastor Maldonado of the Williams is eager to stay with the team beyond this season so that he can win the Formula One world championship with them. The 27yearold driver, who won the Spanish Grand Prix in May this year, said he is looking forward to stay with the Williams even...