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Monaco GP: Pastor Maldonado and Max Chilton crash red-flags race

Pastor Maldonado, Williams, Monaco GP crash 2013The Monaco Grand Prix has been red-flagged on lap 46 of 78 to repair damage to the Tabac barriers after a big crash for Pastor Maldonado.

The Williams driver was launched into the air when he made side by side, wheel to wheel contact with Max Chilton's Marussia, which had just cut the chicane in a dice with Esteban Gutierrez.

Maldonado hit and dislodged the air-fence barrier, which was then struck by Chilton's Marussia team-mate Jules Bianchi.

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Maldonado got out of the car unhurt. Bianchi was able to continue to the pits.

Nico Rosberg leads the race for Mercedes at present, ahead of Red Bull duo Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber, and the second Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton.

The restart is schedule for 15.35 local time.

Felipe Massa has already been taken for medical checks after an earlier heavy crash, when he repeated his qualifying accident at Sainte Devote.

Massa got out unaided but appeared to be in discomfort.

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