Maldonaldo takes first victory for Williams in 8 years
Pastor Maldonaldo pulled off a historic win for Williams F1 by winning the Spanish GP from Alonso and Raikkonen. Not only his maiden win, it also ended a victory drought for Williams stretching back 8 years to the 2004 Brazilian GP won by Juan Montoya. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a long-time supporter of the driver tweeted his congratulations, "Our Pastor Maldonado won, making history. Bravo Pastor!".
15 May 2012 - Source
ej Eddie Jordan
I would like to expresss my opinion if I may that it is just magic that an established legendary team like Williams can come from the doldrums to produce a magic car and show that once you have that winning DNA you can always prevail. When will McLaren get their act together and get a pit-stop right? Finally, to finish my point it is just wonderful that relative minnows like Williams can come through like this and produce a moment of magic to show that the minnow teams can take on the older established teams and win.
NigelErnestJamesMansellOBE Nigel Mansell
Firstly I'd like to go on record as saying that I wish to congratulate my former employers on a wonderful achievement in winning again in F1 after such a long time. If you do get a chance to visit the Williams trophy room Eddie, whether willingly or under duress, you will be treated to a plethora of silverware, reflecting the team's rich success encompassing,and I should clarify, I believe this accurate as of the 2012 Spanish GP: 9 constructors titles, 7 drivers titles, 114 race victories, and 127 pole positions. As one of Williams' most successful drivers, I myself will be prominent among those trophies, whether it be from my first Williams career memorable for that heart-breaking puncture that cost me the title in Adelaide, to my second Williams career which included my record-breaking title season in 1992 and ended due to a failure to meet my financial demands for 1993, to the third and final chapter in my Williams career as a guest driver in 1994 culminating in the final win of my F1 career, and indeed my Williams career, as fate would have it, again in Adelaide.
JV Jacques Villeneuve
It's not the first time you rammed a Williams now is it Michael? Controversial Jacques is going to stick his neck on the line here and say that having won one race with the revived Williams-Renault combination the last historic piece of the puzzle for continued success may be to get me back in the car.