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Formula 1: Grosjean Ridiculously Suspended, Maldonado Slapped on the Wrist Again

The Formula One stewards are up to their old tricks again, displaying baffling inconsistency in their application of penalties for wrongdoing. They have handed out a one-race suspension to Romain Grosjean for his part in the carnage that followed the start of the 2012 Belgian Grand Prix. The accident—which took out title contenders Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton along with Grosjean and Sergio Perez—was clearly Grosjean’s fault but it wasn’t as a result of an overly reckless move. The F1 Times reports Grosjean as saying: "We know that La Source is a very tough corner. It was a bit of a crazy start as well with [Pastor] Maldonado leaving [early] and the Sauber [Kamui Kobayashi] smoking a lot. "I did a mistake and I...

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