Bahrain GP: Maldonado gets grid penalty for Gutierrez crash
|By Pablo Elizalde||Sunday, April 6th 2014, 18:23 GMT|
Pastor Maldonado will lose five places on the grid for the Chinese Grand Prix following his accident with Esteban Gutierrez in the Bahrain Formula 1 race.
The Lotus driver has also been awarded three penalty points after being found guilty of causing the crash, which caused the Mexican's car to roll (pictured).
Maldonado made contact with the Sauber of Gutierrez at the first corner as the Venezuelan rejoined the track following a pitstop.
Maldonado clipped Gutierrez's right rear tyre, sending him into a double roll through the air. He was given a 10-second stop-and-go penalty during the race.
The Venezuelan is the first driver to be awarded three penalty points for a single incident.