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Maldonado and de la Rosa received official reprimands in China



Williams F1’s Pastor Maldonado and HRT’s Pedro De La Rosa received formal reprimands from the stewards for delaying other cars through the qualifying for Chinese GP.

The duo escaped fines or penalties, Williams speedy Maldonado was blocked Heikki Kovalainen’s Caterham in Q1, whereas the HRT of de la Rosa blocked Maldonado’s team-mate Bruno Senna in the same phase of qualifying.

“It was unnecessary for Pastor,” Kovalainen had told Sky Sports. “I was on a hot lap, he was on an out-lap and weaving all over the back straight. He had no intention of letting me by. I think it was a rookie mistake and he might have to pay for that. He then made sure he had a good gap to start his lap.”

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