Maldonado given most penalties in 2012 but none for Alonso

Fernando Alonso (ESP) Ferrari and Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Williams celebrates in parc ferme. Formula One World Championship, Rd5, Spanish Grand Prix, Race Day, Barcelona, Spain, Sunday 13 May 2012.Dec.28 (GMM) If Pastor Maldonado was the penalty king, then Fernando Alonso would be the prince of fair play when the official FIA sanctions were tallied at the end of the 2012 Formula One season.

That is the finding of Brazil’s Globo Esporte, having compiled a list of the official FIA penalties attracted by F1’s 24 drivers this year.

Williams‘ Maldonado tops the list with 15 penalties; almost double the tally of the penalty runner-up Sergio Perez, whose 8 penalties was also matched by world champion Sebastian Vettel’s official infractions.

At the other extreme is Ferrari‘s Alonso, whose tally of zero penalties is matched only by German backmarker Timo Glock.

“I have no miracles, I make my miracles the correct rules,” the Spaniard tweeted shortly after the conclusion of this year’s 20-race calendar.

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  • JodyRenza

    Same can be said for Vettel!! I think Pastor should have walked away with the Crash Dummy award this (and last) year. That said, we need these guys on the grid to spice things up a bit..!

  • fools

    Biased article much? Alonso CLEARLY never needed a penalty…for anything in 2012…What is this relevant too.

    I guess this proves how GREAT Alonso is… And proves he doesn’t cheat either. Is that what this is about? Editor?

  • Petrol Head

    Here we go again with the Alonso is God brigade loose.
    Someone lock them up & Alonso with them.
    Kimi Rules!!!!

  • conservancy@MHR

    … only when it’s a non-British driver, is this statistic ever reported — asj.

  • Not Bernie

    You can also look at it that Glock and Alonso weren’t pushing the envelop of racing either. Sure Alonso not only tends to be very good at avoiding trouble on track, but like Teflon is able to ensure nothing sticks to him off track too. He also apparently courted Max Mosley, having lunches on race weekends etc, and you’ve got to wonder how much assistance he got from the (MA)FIA?

    But as Ayrton Senna famously said to Jackie Stewart if you’re not going for a gap then you’re stop being a racing driver. Sometimes going for those gaps means that you mess up too. So a question – Are Glock and Alonso still racing drivers?

  • Sam

    @ nut Bernie….an advise…before farting your words about F1 try to find your little brain somewhere in your clown head…stop insulting someone much bigger than you in life you miserable piece of Sh*t.

  • conservancy@MHR

    … the most penalized driver in Formula 1, ever, is Lewis Hamilton — asj

  • McLarenfan

    @JodyRenza: Agreed 100% Maldonado is a dangerous driver and makes bad mistakes on track.
    @fools: Add your comments to Jody’s and you said it all!!

  • Alonso_is_slow

    @fool – wrong as usual

    Alonso is a documented cheater, he was given amnesty for giving up other cheaters.

    you are the biggest US fool around, with zero knowledge of any subject including F1.

  • fools


    of course you wouldn’t agree…Obvious much?

    Your lack of interpretation to F1 is NON existent anyways. I would expect you to NOT know much.

    Much readers agree.