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Maldonado punished for Hamilton collision

Williams driver Pastor Maldonado loses his tenth place finish in Valencia

Pastor Maldonado has been handed a 20-second penalty following his collision with Lewis Hamilton on the penultimate lap of the European Grand Prix.

As a result he now slips from tenth place overall in his Williams to twelfth. His misfortune promotes Bruno Senna up into tenth in the sister car, so the Grove-based outfit still scores.

Pastor Maldonado has been handed a 20-second penalty following his collision with Lewis Hamilton on the penultimate lap of the European Grand Prix.

As a result he now slips from tenth place overall in his Williams to twelfth. His misfortune promotes Bruno Senna up into tenth in the sister car, so the Grove-based outfit still scores.

Meanwhile, Kamui Kobayashi had been handed a five-place grid penalty for Silverstone after his coming together with Felipe Massa.

Similarly, Jean-Eric Vergne has also got a grid penalty for the next event following his incident with Heikki Kovalainen. The Frenchman though will drop ten places on the grid. He was also fined 25,000 Euros.



Related Pictures

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23.06.2012- Qualifying, Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Williams F1 Team FW34
24.06.2012- Race, Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Williams F1 Team FW34 leads Felipe Massa (BRA) Scuderia Ferrari F2012
23.06.2012- Free Practice 3, Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Williams F1 Team FW34

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Amigo - Unregistered

June 24, 2012 6:17 PM

What's going on with Race Stewards? Maldonado got 20 sec penalty is joke. Kobayashi got 5 grids penalty for racing accident. Something is going on with race stewards.



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