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Hamilton handed another penalty

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton gets 20-second penalty – but stays sixth, while stewards reprimand Kamui Kobayashi and Adrian Sutil for incidents earlier in the race.
Lewis Hamilton has been given another penalty following the F1 2011 Monaco Grand Prix after he was judged to have caused an avoidable collision when he hit Pastor Maldonado in the closing stages.

The second drive-through penalty was applied after the race and as such it means 20 seconds is added to his time. However, he remains sixth in the classification, as his next closest rival was a lap down.

Speaking after the race and before news of his latest clash with the stewards, Hamilton described the penalties he has received this year as 'a shambles' and 'an absolute joke' and quipped that he is seemingly being singled out for persistent victimisation by stewards 'maybe because I'm black' [see separate story - click here].

Maldonado however was adamant Hamilton's move wasn't on: “The final result was not what we wanted but the rest of the race was good. My pace was strong but after the re-start Hamilton tried a very ambitious manoeuvre at the first corner and that was the end of my race. I'm really disappointed not to come away with any points today,” he stated.

Meanwhile, Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi and Force India's Adrian Sutil, who finished fifth and seventh, were also called to appear before the stewards and reprimanded for separate incidents.

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28.05.2011- Saturday Practice, Lewis Hamilton (GBR), McLaren  Mercedes, MP4-26
28.05.2011- Saturday Practice, Lewis Hamilton (GBR), McLaren  Mercedes, MP4-26
25.05.2011- Lewis Hamilton (GBR), McLaren  Mercedes, MP4-26

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