Pastor Maldonado penalty lifts Fernando Alonso up Brazil grid

Fernando Alonso had a favour coming his way yet again, and this time not from his team or teammate.

updated: November 25, 2012 11:07 IST
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Sau Paulo, Brazil: Pastor Maldonado was on Saturday given a 10-places grid penalty at the Brazilian Grand Prix after missing the weighbridge during qualifying, handing a surprise boost to title-chasing Fernando Alonso.

The Williams driver was issued with a reprimand for the offence, but because it is his third this season, he was also given a grid demotion.

He had qualified sixth prior to the punishment and will now drop to 16th on the grid.

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