Maldonado lambasts 'lost' Lewis
Pastor Maldonado ripped into Lewis Hamilton after their latest on-track bust-up, although was later found to be the guilty party.
Maldonado and Hamilton collided for a third time in Formula One following incidents in Monaco and Belgium last year, with the latter suffering heavily after being punted into a wall on the penultimate lap of the European Grand Prix.
Desperately attempting to hold on to third place with badly worn rear tyres, Hamilton found himself under attack from Maldonado at the end of the DRS zone going into the right-hander turn 12.
Correctly holding his line as Maldonado attempted to pass around the outside in his Williams, the Venezuelan had to run off track.
When Maldonado rejoined moments later at the left-hander turn 13, he ran into the side of Hamilton's McLaren, forcing him off and out of the race.
Explaining his version of events, Maldonado said: "I tried to pass him (Hamilton), we were side by side into turn 12.
"I braked on the clean side, but he started to push me off the track. I tried to avoid the accident, but I took the kerb and jumped over him.
"He made a very aggressive move on me. He tried to put me off the track, which was a big risk for him at the time.
"He was losing, losing, losing (his tyres) on the last few laps, and we were gaining and gaining.
"I don't know why he drove like that. He was completely lost."
The stewards, however, did not see it Maldonado's way as the 27-year-old was given a retrospective drive-through penalty, adding 20 seconds to his elapsed race time, costing him his 10th place.
That is unlikely to be of little consolation to Hamilton, who bit his tongue in the immediate aftermath as he refused to criticise.
A naturally disappointed Hamilton said: "I've had a bad day in the office.
"You put your heart and soul into some things, and when you don't get the result you feel you worked for it's very tough.
"That's racing. You just have to suck it up and move forward, and there are many races to go."
Describing the incident, Hamilton added: "My tyres were gone. They just went. It was almost like I had flat tyres at the back.
"But I don't really know what happened if I'm honest. It happened so fast.
"I went into the corner and I didn't come out. All I remember is sitting in the wall with only a couple of laps to go.
"I'm now looking forward to my home grand prix (British on July 8), but we've got a lot of work to do to try and pick up the pace because we were really struggling today."
Suggested to Hamilton he should have allowed Maldonado by, he said: "You never let people past. You have to race for every position you can get."
The incident leaves Hamilton 23 points adrift of winner Fernando Alonso having gone into the race two points ahead.
Hamilton said: "It does change things a lot.
"We lost a lot of points, but fortunately for us a couple of the people we are fighting with, like Sebastian Vettel (who retired with an alternator problem) didn't score either.
"It's not the be all and end all, but it does make things tougher."
Team-mate Jenson Button managed to finish eighth, but is now 62 points behind Alonso.
Button said: "I don't think we did a bad job in terms of strategy, while the car felt good and kept improving during the race.
"But when the safety car was deployed a few others lucked into a better strategy. Today we just didn't get lucky."