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Maldonado takes extra five place grid penalty for Monaco GP

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The Spanish Grand Prix winner Pastor Maldonado will start from the second-last place on the grid, yesterday he received ten places grid penalty and the Williams decides change his gearbox before the race.

In qualifying Pastor set ninth fastest lap and scheduled 19th on the grid, the ten place grid penalty due to he was crashed with Sergio Perez in final free practice. After the Qualifying team decided change his gearbox and the consequences Maldonado will start from 23th on the grid ahead of the Sergio Perez.

Williams F1 Chief operations engineer Mark Gillan said: “The car had a lot of damage in it, to the point where we are having to change the gearbox in it as well.

“There was a significant amount of damage to the car, so the guys did a really good job to even get it out for qualifying.”

“I’ve no doubt we could have done P4 or P5, with a decent clean run, or maybe even higher. But Pastor did not match his Q2 time and his time in Q3 was set with old super soft tyres, so there was definitely quite a bit more to be had.

“It’s disappointing. But it is still good that we are disappointed because the pace is definitely there.”


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