Maldonado and Kobayashi fined for incidents

8 July 2012 by Ryan Wood
          

Williams driver Pastor Maldonado has been fined €10,000 (£8,000) and reprimanded by the stewards for crashing into Sergio Perez during the British Grand Prix.

Meanwhile, Kamui Kobayashi has been fined €25,000 (£19,800) for an unsafe pit stop which saw the Sauber driver hit three of his mechanics.

Two mechanics were taken to the medical centre, one with cuts and bruises and the other with a sore thumb, whilst one was treated in the teams garage.

"First of all the accident at the pit stop was my fault and I want to apologise to the team," said the Japanese driver. "Of course I had to push hard for points, but without doubt I braked too late in the pit lane. The front wheels locked, I couldn’t control the car, and this is how I overshot the pit box.

"I am terribly sorry this happened, and I hope the three mechanics I hit get well soon."