Hamilton given penalty for Maldonado collision

2011 Monaco Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Monaco, 2011

Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Monaco, 2011

Lewis Hamilton has been given a 20-second penalty following the Monaco Grand Prix.

However the penalty has no effect on his position as Adrian Sutil behind him had been lapped.

It’s Hamilton’s third penalty of the weekend, following a drive-through penalty in the race and the deletion of his fastest time in qualifying.

Hamilton described the stewarding as “a joke” in an interview after the race.

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195 comments on Hamilton given penalty for Maldonado collision

  1. GOFerrari said on 30th May 2011, 19:45

    lewis crashed with hamilton? i dont remember that

  2. GOFerrari said on 30th May 2011, 19:45

    eeee lewis crashed with webber i meant lol in australia? i dont remember that happening

  3. lewymp4 (@lewymp4) said on 31st May 2011, 18:59

    GoFerrari, so you believe that again points should be taken away from Hamilton and given to Massa, wasn’t Spa 2008 enough for you.

  4. GOFerrari said on 31st May 2011, 19:18

    @ lewymp4 what has spa 2008 got to do with 2011 monaco? so because of what happened in spa 2008 hamilton should be allowed to get away with raming two cars off the track? not just massa… and 20 seconds had no effect on hamilton at all it was like he was given no punishment and allowed to get away with raming cars of the track…

    so because of something that happened 3 years ago Hamilton should be allowed to do what ever he wants and get away with it? why not just call it bumper cars and anything goes? the two races have nothing to do with each other..

    Glad to see Petrov was ok as well, even though i hate him i am glad he is ok…

    More of a punishment for Hamilton is needed… i used to study at the same college as hamilton and still work there now and every one here is a hamilton fan… im probably the only one with ferrari and red bull.

    he also has a twitter account he does talk to his fans there i added him.

    http://twitter.com/#!/LewisHamilton it is him because even the bbc put this twitter account on their site and said it was him

  5. Piffles said on 31st May 2011, 20:19

    In my view, the incidents were produced by an unfortunate combination of an agressive driver overtaking and an very unaware driver ahead.

    Massa and Maldonado are not exactly the class of the field and pretty much use every last gasp of their abilities to stay on the track. Nothing left for looking in mirrors or positionning their cars smartly.

    As many have pointed out, similar moves turned out well with Schumacher at Monaco. And there were lots of moves between Button and Hamilton, particularly in China where Hamilton stuck his nose up the inside and left it up to Button to avoid the accident.

    The accidents are an unfortunate result of having different levels of talent on the grid. But Hamilton has to learn that having a lot of talent doesn’t give him any more rights. He has to realize he can only pull those moves on reasonably talented, experienced drivers, and needs to give the others a bit more room.

    But in any case, the penalties are just silly. Such things happen in racing, and even themselves out naturally in the long run as drivers learn to race with each other. The stewards are just getting in the way.

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