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Four banned by World Series.


Four drivers have had their participation in this weekend's inaugural World Series by Renault race in Monaco cancelled by the stewards, with two also receiving extended bans from the series.

In agreement with the International Sporting Code and the series' own sporting regulations, the stewards decided the penalties after some deliberation following Thursday's free practice session. The forty-minute outing was marred by an incident after Patrick Pilet backed into the barrier at Beau Rivage. The marshals immediately began to attend to the stranded car, but Pastor Maldonado, following not far behind the Frenchman, piled into the wreckage, and injured one of the marshals.

As a result of his inattention, which the stewards decided led to a yellow flag violation and the collision with Pilet's car, Maldonado was excluded from the Monaco meeting and the four following World Series events. The Venezuelan's punishment is particularly bad news for the DAMS team, which lost team leader Alx Danielsson to a broken ankle in the opening round at Zolder. Alex Lloyd is currently filling in for the Swede in Monaco.

In addition to Maldonado, Matteo Meneghello was also excluded from the Monaco meeting for a yellow flag violation, and received a similar four-race ban, although two events will remain as a suspended sentence pending the Italian's future behaviour.

Andreas Zuber - currently second in points - and Colin Fleming were both accused of exhibiting a 'dangerous attitude to driving under the yellow flag, and were excluded from this weekend's meeting. They were then handed a four-race suspended exclusion from the series organisers.


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Pastor Maldonado - DAMS
AUTO - RENAULT DAYS 2005 - ZOLDER (BEL) 01/05/2005 - PHOTO : FREDERIC LE FLOC`H / DPPI
Colin Fleming - Jenzer Motorsport

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