Pastor Maldonado has earned the ignominious honour of being the first F1 driver to be fined by the FIA this season, after the Venezuelan was clocked exceeding the speed limit during yesterday’s second free practice session at Albert Park.

Fifteen minutes into the session getting underway, the Williams driver was caught driving at 61.3km/h down the pit-lane, which was limited to 60km/h.

He was hit with a fine of €400 for his troubles by the Stewards’ panel, which includes former Grand Prix driver Johnny Herbert as the Drivers’ Representative.

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