Maldonado awarded post-race drive-through penalty

Pastor Maldonado has been given a post-race drive-through penalty for his collision with Lewis Hamilton on the final lap of the European Grand Prix.

Maldonado and Hamilton were battling for third place on the final lap at Valencia when the Venezuelan driver made contact with the British driver. The contact caused Hamilton to be pushed into the wall, retiring him from the race, whilst Maldonado lost his front wing and ended up in tenth place.

The stewards decided to award Maldonado with a drive-through penalty meaning 20 seconds was added to his final time. The penalty means that the Venezuelan driver has been demoted to 12th place with Williams driver Bruno Senna getting the final point instead.

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