Maldonado Given A Hat-Trick of Penalties In Todays Race

After managing to receive a penalty for stopping in the wrong grid box that was two positions back from his in Bahrain, Pastor Maldonado received a hat-trick of penalties in todays action packed race.

The Lotus driver was first given the blame by the stewards in the contact between him and Perez which occurred after the first set of pitstops at turn one. He later received penalties for overtaking during the Safety Car period – for which he received a drive-thru penalty – then another penalty for speeding in the pits 10kph over the limit, which was another drive-thru.

Maldonado racked up 6 penalty points on his Super Licence today, which is halfway to the 12 that earns a driver a one-race ban if they accumulate that within the next 12 months of receiving their first penalty points.

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