Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/17/14

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 16: Fernando Alonso of Spain and Renault prepares to drive during practice for the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos Circuit on October 16, 2009 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Pastor Maldonado held off Fernando Alonso to win the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday, giving Williams its first Formula One victory in eight years. Maldonado started from the pole and withstood the challenge by Alonso in his Ferrari to take the 66-lap race at the Catalunya Circuit by 3.1 seconds. Maldonado become the sport's first Venezuelan winner. This was Williams' 114th triumph but first since the 2004 Brazilian GP. Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus was third.
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