The winner from Spain, Pastor Maldonado, has been given a ten-grid penalty ahead of the qualifying round in Monaco.
The reason for the penalty, was a skirmish between Maldonado and Perez. In the final practice session Saturday morning, Maldonado was trailing Perez for some time. The difference of opinion started at Anthony Noghes, the final corner before the start/finish line. The two drivers went around the circuit fast and close and at Portier on the following lap, after Perez gave room for Maldonado to pass him,the Williams driver cut across the front of the Sauber, hitting Perez.
The overly aggressive move was discussed among the stewards, who promptly delivered a ten-grid penalty to Maldonado for the race on Sunday.