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Maldonado given 10-place penalty

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

The Venezuelan was handed the penalty by race steward Nigel Mansell after deliberately crashing into Sauber driver Sergio Perez towards the end of Free Practice three on Saturday morning.

It was the second time the Williams driver has done something of this nature having previously used "his car as a weapon', as BBC pundit David Coulthard described it, against McLaren's Lewis Hamilton last season.

Maldonado of course will not be the only driver who takes a grid penalty for tomorrows race with Mercedes Michael Schumacher awarded a five-place penalty for crashing into Bruno Senna during the Spanish Grand Prix.








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Writer: Red5 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday May 26 2012

Time: 1:01PM

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I have great respect for our Nige as chief steward at Monaco, but still think 10 spots is a tad harsh. What do others think.
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