Maldonado given blocking penalty

By on Saturday, September 1, 2012

Pastor Maldonado has been penalised three places on the grid for blocking Nico Hulkenberg in Q1.

The Venezuelan baulked his rival at the Bus Stop chicane during the first segment of qualifying.

Hulkenberg was eliminated in Q2 but Maldonado managed to qualify in third place on the grid.

He will now start from sixth on the grid.

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