Banned for a race. They always go on about Maldonado being crazy, but I don't recall him ever causing a crash that could have decapitated someone. Absolutely reckless, the view from Alonso's cockpit was horrifying. I'd piss myself if d'Ambrosio stepped in for Grosjean and won the race.
i think the ban is harsh. he made a mistake, yes, but banning him, is over the top. he didn't purposely cause a massive crash like that. he pushed hamilton wide too much and it all went to hell from there. a grid penalty + a fine would've done the trick. but banning him is excessive.
He was deliberately trying to block Hamilton off, which is pretty alright in normal circumstances if you're defending a position, but not in the first corner at Spa, that's absolutely amateurish driving, knows there's more than likely gonna be contact, still tries to block him off. Alonso is lucky he wasn't very badly injured, and if Hamilton hadn't have let go of his steering wheel he'd have probably broken his wrist. The ban is just in my opinion.
the cars going over the top is purely unlucky. just because that happened isn't really justification for a ban. it was a pretty ordinary mistake, and yes he should've known better, but bans should only be in place if you do something on purpose. while he was trying to block hamilton, he wasn't trying to cause a crash that could've potentially lead to serious injury, or something monumentally stupid. a mistake, nothing more than that.