Sep.22 (GMM) Pastor Maldonado has revealed he thinks the stewards are being tougher in 2012 compared with other F1 seasons.

Pastor Maldonado, Williams
Pastor Maldonado, Williams

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Along with the Monza-banned Romain Grosjean, Venezuelan Maldonado has been regarded as the 'bad boy' of the current season, copping no fewer than 14 official sanctions from the thirteen Grands Prix so far.

"We have to adapt to what the stewards want," the Williams driver told AS sports newspaper. "This year they're being harder than before.

"Undoubtedly they are stricter now," he told the Spanish publication.

Fernando Alonso said recently he thinks the new generation of F1 driver is more aggressive, due to the nature of the feeder series GP2.

"Yes, you could say that, but on the other hand that's not our fault, it's the fault of the officials for accepting many things in GP2 and not many things in Formula One."