(VOLUME WARNING) A planned 'hero's homecoming' Formula 1 street demo for Williams driver Pastor Maldonado in the Venezuelan capital Caracas was cut short when he spun and damaged the car on only his second lap.
Maldonado, visiting his home country for the first time since becoming Venezuela's first grand prix winner, was due to complete a 12-lap run on the Fuerte Tiunas military parade ground in front of 20,000 fans and numerous political and military VIPs, with team owner Sir Frank Williams and shareholder Toto Wolff also present.
Maldonado claims he was caught out by the extremely bumpy surface of the show ground and spun his Williams FW33, damaging its suspension to the tune of $50,000 on the roadside kerbing.
EDIT: Here's another angle of the crash - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsbatI8QKOg&feature=b-cat-autos
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