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Gutierrez penalized for Maldonado collision

06 Jul 2014

Sauber’s Esteban Gutierrez will drop three places on the grid at the next round in Germany after Silverstone stewards decided he was ‘predominantly at fault’ for a coming-together with Lotus’s Pastor Maldonado during Sunday’s 2014 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix.

Maldonado’s car was launched into the air in spectacular fashion after Gutierrez made an ambitious passing attempt on the Venezuelan down the inside at Vale, less than 10 laps into the race.

Gutierrez’s afternoon ended soon after when he went off into the gravel with accident damage. Maldonado was able to continue, but ultimately retired after 49 laps with technical problems and was classified 17th.