2014 F1

Gutierrez handed grid penalty for Maldonado collision

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Sauber’s Esteban Gutierrez has been handed a three-place grid drop penalty for the German Grand Prix for he made a clash with Pastor Maldonado during the British Grand Prix.

Maldonado’s car flies into the air after a collision following Esteban made a cruel overtaking attempt, and he landed inside the track, less than 10 laps into the race.

Gutierrez responsible the Venezuelan for their collision, explaining: “When I tried to overtake him at Turn 16 he braked and did not leave me enough space.

“I was already beside him and could not avoid a collision with him. I feel very sorry for the team, as this is not the way a race should end.”

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