2012 F1 crash kings named
Rookies Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado are the crash kings of 2012, according to a report by Auto Motor und Sport
The publication reports that Lotus' Grosjean would be ahead of Nico Rosberg in the Drivers' championship had he kept his nose clean.
During the Australian GP
he crashed into Williams' Maldonado, in Malaysia
, he hit Mercedes' Michael Schumacher. In Spain
he bashed Sergio Perez and in Monaco
and Britain he came to bumps on the first laps.
Journalist Michael Schmidt said: "In total, Grosjean could have 18 more points in his account." POINTS DEFICIT
Maldonado's botched points deficit is even higher. In Melbourne
he crashed and in Malaysia
he hit Williams team mate Bruno Senna. In Monaco
he collided with Pedro de la Rosa, in Valencia
with McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and in Silverstone
with Sergio Perez.
Perez commented on Maldonado: "He has no respect for other drivers. I don't know why the stewards don't take more action against him. We are risking our lives out there and if they don't do something he will hurt someone."Auto Motor und Sport
said Maldonado's crashing has cost him 45 points, many more than he has collected so far in 2012.