Esteban Gutierrez has received a three-place grid penalty for the German GP after his clash with Pastor Maldonado at Silverstone.
The two made contact at Club corner while battling with Jules Bianchi, and the damage led to the Sauber driver going off into the gravel a few corners later.
Gutierrez said: ” When I tried to overtake him in turn 16 he braked and did not leave me enough space. I was already beside him and could not avoid a collision with him.”
The FIA stewards determined that he was “predominantly at fault” for the incident.
Gutierrez had a 10-place unsafe release penalty at Silverstone and picked up five more places for a gearbox change, but in the end he lost only five in total as the rules ensured that three other cars had to start behind him.
2 responses to “Grid penalty for Gutierrez after Maldonado clash”
Season and a half in the top line, not up to scratch. Goodbye is overdue….
Pay back time (Bahrain)!