Maldonado handed ten-place grid drop for Monza
2 September 2012 – Pastor Maldonado has been given a double grid penalty ahead of the Italian Grand Prix on what has been an extremely busy afternoon for the Spa stewards. Two sets of five-place punishments translate to a drop of ten positions on the Monza grid.
Tagged at the first corner by Sergio Pérez, who in-turn had been struck by Lewis Hamilton and crash instigator Romain Grosjean, Maldonado rejoined the race. He then hit the Marussia of Timo Glock at the restart, thus generating a second penalty.
Maldonado’s punishment is one of several at Spa on Sunday, with the greatest being Grosjean’s ban from Monza for triggering what was a major first-corner crash.