Pastor Maldonado 'very, very annoying' - Sauber F1 boss Kaltenborn

Sauber Formula 1 team chief Monisha Kaltenborn declared it "very, very annoying" that it was Pastor Maldonado who was again involved in an on-track collision during the Brazilian Grand Prix

Pastor Maldonado 'very, very annoying' - Sauber F1 boss Kaltenborn

The Lotus driver came together with Sauber's Marcus Ericsson as he tried to pass at the Senna S, spinning the Swede and forcing him to pit for damage to be checked.

Maldonado was given a five-second penalty at his next pitstop, but finished 10th after Felipe Massa's exclusion, while Ericsson could only recover to 16th.

Kaltenborn said the fact it was Maldonado who hit Ericsson made it more frustrating.

"Marcus' car was clearly in front of him and he literally just drives into him," Kaltenborn told Autosport.

"What should one say? It's not the first time he has been involved in such an incident.

"It's very, very annoying that it is once again him.

"Marcus was driving well, having recovered from a mistake at the start when he ran wide, and then Maldonado just dived down the inside and clipped him.

"It's very frustrating."

Lotus trackside operations director Alan Permane argued the penalty for Maldonado was "harsh".

The Brazilian GP incident was only Maldonado's second collision-related penalty of 2015.

He was previously punished for colliding with Sergio Perez in the Hungarian GP.

Those incidents account for three of the six penalty points on his licence this season, with the other three due to speeding during a safety car period in Malaysia.

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