It was a dramatic weekend in Spain for the Williams F1 Team. Pastor Maldonado won yesterday’s race ahead of Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen, ending the team’s victory drought that dates back to the 2004 Brazilian Grand Prix. The Catalunya victory is the first F1 win by a Venezuelan, and it happened on the weekend of team founder Sir Frank Williams’ 70th birthday.

If that’s not enough, the Wlliams team garage went up in flames after the race, injuring 16 people, one with severe burns. The race winner was seen carrying his 12-year-old cousin Manuel to safety in the blaze, which is believed to have been caused by an electrical fault in a fuel rig. Caterham said four of their mechanics were taken to the medical centre, one with a minor hand injury and three for smoke inhalation. Thankfully, there were no casualties.

Maldonado started first on the grid, as stewards penalised Lewis Hamilton for running short of fuel at the end of qualifying. Local hero Alonso beat him to the first corner, but Maldonado regained the lead after the second round of pitstops.

The red car was all over the Williams at the end part of the race, and a pass by Alonso looked inevitable at that time, but the two-time champ’s challenge faded away.

A charging Kimi was eating away at the gap between him and Fernando, but the Lotus man ran out of laps. Still, a second podium finish in two races is a good result for the returning Finn. Teammate Romain Grosjean finished fourth to cap off a good day for the team.

Sauber’s Kamui Kobayashi did really well to claim fifth, while showing that he still has the kamikaze moves that made everyone sit up and notice. Defending champ Seb Vettel finished sixth after a successful late charge that saw him overtake both McLarens (Hamilton eighth, Button ninth) and Nico Rosberg, who finished seventh. Vettel was hit with drive-through penalty for failing to heed yellow flags. He also required a new front wing in his final stop.

After a great duel with a restless Mark Webber, Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg emerged to take the final point of the day.

Living legend Michael Schumacher had a bad day in the office, colliding into Bruno Senna when fighting for position at the end of the straight on lap 13. Stewards found Schumi to be the guilty party and handed the Mercedes man a five-place grid penalty for Monaco. Schumacher has collected just two points after five races, 39 less than teammate Rosberg.

Who had a worse day than him? Felipe Massa, perhaps. The struggling Ferrari driver was penalised for ignoring yellow flags and was lapped by his teammate at the end, finishing 15th. Massa also has two points to date, 59 less than joint-championship leader and teammate Alonso. The end has to be near for Massa…

Five races, five different winners. Next stop, Monaco.