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Maldonado takes grid penalty after Perez incident 26 May 2012

Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Williams FW34.
Formula One World Championship, Rd6, Monaco Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Saturday, 26 May 2012 The broken Williams FW34 of Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Williams after he hit the barriers in Practice 3.
Formula One World Championship, Rd6, Monaco Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Saturday, 26 May 2012

Williams’ Pastor Maldonado will drop ten places on the grid for Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix after stewards penalised the Venezuelan for an incident in Saturday morning’s final practice session.

Maldonado made contact with Sauber’s Sergio Perez just prior to the tunnel entrance, after passing but then seeming to move across on the Mexican. A little while later, Maldonado crashed out of the session in a separate incident after losing control at Casino Square.

Michael Schumacher also goes into qualifying with a grid penalty. The Mercedes driver will drop five places for causing a collision with Maldonado’s team mate, Bruno Senna, at the last round in Spain.

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