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Williams team nabs first Formula One victory in eight years, celebration cut short by garage fire

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Racing team crews try to extinguish a fire in the Williams racing pit stand at the Circuit de Catalunya on May 13 in Montmelo, Spain, after the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix.

 Pastor Maldonado held off Fernando Alonso to win the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday and give Williams its first Formula One victory in eight years.
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"It's a wonderful day for me and the team. An unforgettable race," said Maldonado, who was hoisted onto the shoulders of Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen before being doused in champagne on his first visit to the podium. "It was a tough race, with the strategy and a couple of laps we were struggling. But the car was so competitive from the first lap."

Maldonado's victory provided icing on the cake for Frank Williams as the team celebrated its longtime team principal's 70th birthday this weekend. Williams' celebration speech, however, was cut short after a fire broke out in the team's garage after the race. No injuries were reported.

-- Reported by the Associated Press

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A fire breaks out at the back of the Williams team garage after they celebrated winning the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix.

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Crews try to extinguish the fire.

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Racing team crews use a fire hose to try to extinguish the fire.

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Crews carry the front end of a car.

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Williams' Brazilian driver Bruno Sena's car is damaged by the fire.