Heikki Kovalainen believes Pastor Maldonado should get blocking penalty after Chinese Grand Prix qualifying

Heikki Kovalainen expects Pastor Maldonado to be penalised for blocking during the opening part of Chinese Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday

Heikki Kovalainen believes Pastor Maldonado should get blocking penalty after Chinese Grand Prix qualifying

The Finn qualified 19th for Caterham, but believes he was delayed by the Williams driver, who he said weaved in front of him early in the session.

"He [Maldonado] is under investigation," Kovalainen said. "I was the good, he was the bad. He was getting ready for first timed lap, I believe, and I was on my first fast lap.

"He was weaving on the back straight and I was getting very close to him, so obviously he had no intention of letting me by. By the last corner I was right up his bum.

"It didn't cost us much time because I was able to do another lap later on, but in any case he made a mistake and I think he'll probably have to pay for it."

Kovalainen's Caterham team-mate Vitaly Petrov will line up alongside him on the grid in 20th spot, while Maldonado will start 13th.

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