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Post-race fines for Maldonado and Kobayashi 08 Jul 2012

Pastor Maldonado drifts his Williams into the side of Sergio Perez, ending both their afternoons. The incident will be investigated by the stewards Kamui Kobayashi misjudges his pit entry and clatters four members of the Sauber pit crew. Early indications suggest that none are seriously injured

Williams’ Pastor Maldonado and Sauber’s Kamui Kobayashi both picked up post-race fines from the British Grand Prix stewards thanks to driving indiscretions during Sunday’s Silverstone race.

Maldonado was adjudged to have caused his collision with Sergio Perez, which led to the Sauber driver’s retirement, and due to the seriousness of the incident received a double penalty in the form of a reprimand and a 10,000 euro fine.

Kobayashi overshot his pit box during a stop, knocking over three Sauber mechanics. Thankfully none was seriously injured, but stewards fined the Japanese driver 25,000 euro for ‘a very dangerous manoeuvre which had potentially serious implications’.

Maldonado finished the race 16th, while Kobayashi was 11th.

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