Hamilton handed post-race penalty
|By Pablo Elizalde||Sunday, May 29th 2011, 16:34 GMT|
Lewis Hamilton has been given a penalty for having caused a collision with Pastor Maldonado in the Monaco Grand Prix.
The Briton, who got his qualifying time deleted on Saturday and got a drive-through penalty for causing a collision with Felipe Massa during the race, was handed another drive-through post-race after his crash with Williams driver Maldonado.
The McLaren star was given the penalty after the race, which means 20 seconds were added to his final time. Hamilton keeps his sixth place despite the penalty.
Hamilton was very critical of the stewards after the race, labelling their decisions as a "joke".
"Out of six races, I've been to the stewards five times. It's a joke," Hamilton told the BBC. "It's an absolute frickin' joke."
He added: "I went up the inside of Maldonado and you can see on the [TV] screen that he turned in a good car length too early to stop me overtaking him and he crashed into me.
"It's just ridiculous. These drivers are absolutely frickin' ridiculous. Just stupid."
Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi and Force India's Adrian Sutil were given reprimands post-race for incidents during the event.