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Maldonado to be docked 10 grid places in Abu Dhabi

Updated: November 01, 2011, 11:07


Spectators look st the car of Williams driver Pastor Maldonado of Venezuela after he suffered engine problem his car during a practice session ahead of Sunday's Indian Formula One Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from New Delhi, India Friday, Oct. 28, 2011. Noida will be host to India's first Formula One race on Sunday Oct 30. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

GROVE, England(AP) Williams driver Pastor Maldonado will be docked 10 grid places at the Nov. 13 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for exceeding his engine allowance for the season.

The Venezuelan driver will be on his ninth engine of the season at the race after his Cosworth unit was damaged when his gearbox failed in Sunday's Indian Grand Prix.

Drivers are restricted to eight V8 engines per season.

Teammate Rubens Barrichello will be on his eighth engine for the season's penultimate race.

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