Williams driver Pastor Maldonado has given a ten-place grid penalty for the Monaco Grand Prix.

The decision was taken after the Venezuelan was involved in a bout of automotive fisticuffs with Sauber's Sergio Perez in final practice, seemingly throwing his car at the Mexican at Portier one lap prior to making heavy contact with the barriers at Casino Square.

The incident was reminiscent of Maldonado's clash with Lewis Hamilton last year at the end of Q2 in Belgium. On that occasion he was given a five-place grid penalty by the stewards.