Pastor

  • Pastor Maldonado clears the air with Gutierrez after Bahrain GP crash 17-04-2014 06:30 PM

    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...
  • Shashi Tharoor accused of bribing pastors in a bid to buy Christian votes 07-04-2014 07:47 PM

    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....
  • Maldonado handed grid penalty for Chinese GP 07-04-2014 09:57 AM

    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...
  • Pastor Maldonado joins Grosjean at Lotus for 2014 F1 29-11-2013 10:31 PM

    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 English-based team for a third season. Maldonado, who won just one point...
  • Pastor Maldonado accuses Williams of favouring Valtteri Bottas 17-11-2013 12:05 PM

    Williams rejected any suggestion of favouritism or dirty tricks after their departing Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado made thinly-veiled 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 team-mate Valtteri Bottas...
  • Massa replaces Maldonado at Williams 11-11-2013 09:03 PM

    Brazilian Felipe Massa will replace Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado at Williams next season after signing a multi-year 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...
  • No decision made yet over where I will drive in 2014: Maldonado 31-10-2013 05:52 PM

    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...
  • Indian Grand Prix: Williams collect another 60,000 euro fine 25-10-2013 10:23 PM

    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...
  • Williams fined 60,000 euros for loose wheel 11-10-2013 04:34 PM

    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...
  • F1: Williams make their point at last 29-07-2013 09:57 AM

    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 10-race 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 19-07-2013 05:25 PM

    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 Grove-based outfit in 2011, achieved an...
  • Pastor Maldonado's Williams suffers KERS failure 06-07-2013 02:47 PM

    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 blow-outs...
  • F1 to introduce penalty system for drivers in 2014 29-06-2013 09:21 AM

    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 17-06-2013 10:07 AM

    Williams chief race engineer Xevi Pujolar said that rookie racer Valtteri Bottas is a more versatile driver than team-mate Pastor Maldonado. Bottas secured a third place on the grid at the rain-hit Canadian GP qualifying session in Montreal while Maldonado could only line-up in 13th. Pujolar believes that both drivers...
  • Thane: Pastor rapes teenage girl on pretext of marrying her 03-06-2013 07:51 PM

    Thane: A 19-year-old 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 09-04-2013 05:27 AM

    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,...
  • BIC one of my favourites: Maldonado 24-10-2012 10:32 AM

    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...
  • We will definitely not burn Quran: US pastor 12-09-2010 01:45 PM

    New York: A controversial US pastor, who drew global outrage for his plans to torch copies of Quran, has vowed that he will never do so, even if a mosque is built near Ground Zero, the site of the 9/11 terror attacks here. "We will definitely not burn the Quran,...
  • Barack Obama warns against burning of Quran 11-09-2010 07:25 AM

    Washington: As a Florida pastor made contradictory statements about his plans to burn copies of the Quran on 9/11 anniversary on Saturday, President Barack Obama hoped he "prays on it and refrains from doing it". Repeating his warning that the controversial event would be the "best imaginable recruiting tool for...
  • Quran row: Nepal Muslims warn of World War III 10-09-2010 03:46 PM

    Kathmandu: Muslims in Nepal on Friday joined the raging worldwide debate over an American pastor's plan to burn copies of the Quran to mark 9/11 terror attack anniversary, and warned the action could pit Muslims against Christians and trigger a "third world war over religion". "We condemn the announcement of...
  • Christian pastor rethinks plan to burn Quran 10-09-2010 07:44 AM

    Gainesville: A Christian pastor on Thursday canceled a plan to burn copies of the Quran at his obscure Florida church, which had drawn international condemnation and a warning from President Barack Obama that it could provoke al-Qaeda suicide bombings. However, in the latest developments to the event, the New York...
  • Outrage in Pakistan over Quran burning row 09-09-2010 10:05 AM

    The US and world leaders have condemned the plan to burn Qurans as disrespectful and divisive. ...
  • Florida Pastor threatens to burn Quran 09-09-2010 09:48 AM

    "We have received much pressure in the direction of canceling the event, " said Florida Pastor. ...
  • Kabul angry as US pastor stays firm on Quran burning 09-09-2010 12:23 AM

    Angry citizens warn of a backlash if Florida pastor goes ahead with his plans on 9/11 anniversary. ...
  • Florida pastor firm on his plan to burn Quran 08-09-2010 07:35 PM

    Florida: A pastor at a church in Florida plans to burn a Quran on the 9/11 anniversary even after being warned by the US military. Despite being criticised by the US government, Terry Jones said he would go ahead with his plans. But people from his own community say they...
  • The playful side of Obama's ex-pastor 30-04-2008 10:21 AM

    A professional Twenty20 cricket league is scheduled to start in the United States next year, the chief executive of Cricket Holdings America LLC (CHALLC) Keith Wyness said on Friday. Wyness, a former chief executive of English Premier League Everton and Scottish Premier League Aberdeen, is responsible for a business plan...