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Maldonado received 10-place grid penalty after crash with Perez

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Spanish GP winner Pastor Maldonado has been given a 10-place grid penalty for the Monaco Grand Prix.

The penalty is for crash with Sergio Perez in the closing stages of third practice at Monaco – a breach of Article 16.1 of the FIA’s Sporting Code. After the crash session to be red-flagged when he crashed at Casino Square, having made contact with the Sauber driver on his previous lap at Portier.

Perez become visible to move off line and slow down visibly to allow the Venezuelan past among the corner following the Loews Hairpin and Portier, but Maldonado turned across the Sauber driver on the entrance to the right hander ahead of the tunnel.

Nico Hulkenberg was also warning following the session for impeding Perez at the final corner throughout final practice.



Videos – Maldonado crashes with Perez in Monaco Qualifying


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