Maldonado fined for Perez crash

Updated: 09 July 2012 00:23 IST

Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado was reprimanded and fined 10,000 Euros by the FIA on Sunday for crashing into Mexican rival Sergio Perez during the British Grand Prix.

Maldonado fined for Perez crash

Silverstone, England:

Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado was reprimanded and fined 10,000 Euros by the FIA on Sunday for crashing into Mexican rival Sergio Perez during the British Grand Prix.


The 27-year-old Williams driver, who has been slammed in recent weeks for driving too aggressively following a spate of accidents with other drivers, collided with Perez of Sauber when the two were fighting for position early in the race.

As a result, Perez was forced to retire while Maldonado - who won his first Formula One race the Spanish Grand Prix earlier this season - limped back to the pits and eventually finished 16th.

Perez, 22, was livid and called on the FIA stewards to punish the Venezualan for causing the crash.

"I really hope the stewards can make something because the last three or four races he has done something to (other drivers)," he fumed.

"Everybody has concerns about him.

"He is a driver who doesn't know we are risking our lives and has no respect at all. It is not a matter of close or not. He has no respect at all."

Although Maldonado protested his innocence claiming it was a racing incident, a statement issued by the FIA confirmed they had found him guilty of causing the collision and had decided to give him a reprimand and fine him 10,000 Euros.

"In view of the serious nature of the incident the stewards have decided under article 18.1 to apply two penalties," read the statement.



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