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Pastor Maldonado handed penalty

Stewards unimpressed with Pastor Maldonado's antics in final practice

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.

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24.05.2012- Free Practice 1, Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Williams F1 Team FW34
24.05.2012- Free Practice 1, Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Williams F1 Team FW34
23.05.2012- Press conference, Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Williams F1 Team FW34

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May 26, 2012 1:09 PM

Penalty should have been harsher since he clearly didn't learn from Spa. The fact Hamilton received a more severe penalty just for not having enough fuel is peculiar too.

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