Pastor Maldonado, Williams, Buddh International Circuit

Maldonado faces engine change penalty

2011 Abu Dhabi Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Pastor Maldonado, Williams, Buddh International Circuit
Pastor Maldonado, Williams, Buddh International Circuit

Pastor Maldonado will start the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with a ten-place grid penalty.

The Williams driver will use his ninth engine of the season in the next race, which carries an automatic penalty.

Williams chief operations engineer Mark Gillan said: “Pastor will use a ninth engine in Abu Dhabi, due to damage incurred following the gearbox failure in India, he will therefore incur a subsequent 10-place grid penalty.

Rubens [Barrichello] will use a new eighth engine.”

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