Double penalty for Maldonado after Spa incidents

2012 Belgian Grand Prix

Pastor Maldonado, Williams, Spa-Francorchamps, 2012Pastor Maldonado will lose ten places on the grid at the Italian Grand Prix.

The Williams driver was handed two five-placed penalties following the Belgian Grand Prix.

They were for jumping the start and causing a collision with Timo Glock at the restart which led to Maldonado’s retirement.

Maldonado received a total of three penalties during the race weekend having been docked three places on the grid for impending Nico Hulkenberg during qualifying.

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116 comments on Double penalty for Maldonado after Spa incidents

  1. Amaury (@joematers) said on 3rd September 2012, 5:05

    During the broadcast on SpeedTV, the slow motion showed he did not jumped the start. His reaction was perfect while the other drivers where still standing. Just wondering by how much time did he jumped the start on the telemetries….

  2. I cannot believe this driver still hasn’t received a ban!! Ok he wasn’t completely out of line this race but let’s take a look at his f1 career. In mean grogean did cause a horrible accident but I truly believe there was no intent Maldonado on the other hand has continuously cause collisions with malicious intent and gets away with it almost scott free. Is it just because he hasn’t taken a out a Ferrari yet!

    • leotef (@leotef) said on 3rd September 2012, 9:20

      Is it just because he hasn’t taken a out a Ferrari yet!

      lol. I can’t discount this ’cause there are too much going on behind scene. But I’m skeptical when it comes to the case of taking out MAS.

      • But he is dangerous reckless and callous. He has premeditated crashing previously (Hamilton last years qualifying ) he would defo have fitted in well at Renault a few years back. What happened to them again oh yeah that’s right. Maldonado should have already been banned tht is a fact.

  3. Did his jump start contribute to the first corner incident in some way?

  4. Guillereal said on 3rd September 2012, 15:48

    It wont’n stop until somebody lost his life because of a stupid driver like Maldonado. He should be fired from F-1 no matter what.

  5. alexf1man (@alexf1man) said on 4th September 2012, 15:53

    Can someone tell me why Maldonado, unlike Grosjean, hasn’t received a ban yet (in any category) with driving like this?

  6. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 5th September 2012, 18:14

    Penalty seems fair to me. Grosjeans mistake was much more costly than Maldonado’s, why should he receive a bigger punishment?

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