Pastor Maldonado drops to sixth on the grid, he was set initially third place in the grid the blocking penalty coast his valuable three places on the grid for tomorrow Belgian GP.
This incident happening in the Qualifying Q1, right away declared that it would be investigated.
“The driver of Car 18 was warned by his team not to “hold up” Car 12 which was behind him, yet he clearly did impede Car 12. However as Car 12 continued into Q2 a more severe penalty was not considered appropriate,” the race stewards said in a statement.
As a result, Maldonado drop down to sixth on the grid, with Kimi Raikkonen moving up to third, Sergio Perez taking a spot on the second row and Fernando Alonso bumped up to fifth.