Maldonado, Alguersuari hit with penalties

Sun, 13 Nov 17:30:16 2011

Pastor Maldonado and Jaime Alguersuari have both been given time penalties for ignoring blue flags during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The pair were asked to see stewards after the Yas Marina race to explain why they had not let through Felipe Massa and Mark Webber fast enough.

The stewards decided to hand Alguersuari a drive-through penalty, but this was converted to a 20 seconds time penalty because it had been handed to him after the race.

Maldonado, who had earlier been given a drive-through penalty for ignoring blue flags, was given a stop-go penalty - which was converted to having 30 seconds added to his race time.

The penalties do not change either drivers' positions, with Maldonado finishing 14th and Alguersuari one place behind.


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