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Gearbox penalty for Maldonado

Sunday 10-June-2012 17:55

Pastor Maldonado's Canadian GP weekend has gone from bad to worse after he was slapped with a five-place penalty for changing his gearbox.

The Venezuelan, who has struggled ever since his Spanish success, was on course for a top-ten qualifying position before crashing his FW34 at the Wall of Champions.

As a result Maldonado qualified down in 17th place.

However, he will now start the Canadian Grand Prix P22 after Williams opted to change his gearbox, incurring an automatic five-place penalty.

Revised Grid
01 Sebastian Vettel
02 Lewis Hamilton
03 Fernando Alonso
04 Mark Webber
05 Nico Rosberg
06 Felipe Massa
07 Romain Grosjean
08 Paul di Resta
09 Michael Schumacher
10 Jenson Button
11 Kamui Kobayashi
12 Kimi Raikkonen
13 Nico Hulkenberg
14 Daniel Ricciardo
15 Sergio Perez
16 Bruno Senna
17 Heikki Kovalainen
18 Vitaly Petrov
19 Jean-Eric Vergne
20 Pedro de la Rosa
21 Timo Glock
22 Pastor Maldonado *
23 Charles Pic
24 Narain Karthikeyan

* Five-place gearbox change penalty

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