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Drivers' penalty points overview | Verstappen and Gasly lead

Drivers' penalty points overview | Verstappen and Gasly lead

7 August - 14:35
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Formula 1 drivers risk a race ban if they accumulate too many penalty points. GPblog has made an overview of all the penalty points of each driver. Who needs to watch out for after the summer break?

F1's new penalty point system is designed to ensure that drivers behave on the track. Penalty points are awarded for infractions and the number depends on the severity of the incident. When a driver has accumulated 12 penalty points over a 12-month period, he is banned from racing. So far, no F1 driver has accumulated enough penalty points. Only in Formula 2 was a driver recently banned for collecting 12 penalty points in six races.

Verstappen with most penalty points

Max Verstappen has been at the top of the penalty points league table for a while now. The Dutchman currently has seven penalty points, but these will expire during the rest of the season. Verstappen therefore does not really have to worry about a race ban. Team-mate Sergio Perez has just one penalty point on his licence, but it expires in September.

Pierre Gasly is the one who does need to be careful. The Frenchman has accumulated seven penalty points, just like Verstappen. Two of these points will expire in October, while the others will not expire until 2023. The AlphaTauri driver will therefore have to avoid as many incidents as possible.

Yuki Tsunoda, Esteban Ocon, Fernando Alonso and Alexander Albon will also have to pay attention. The four drivers currently have six penalty points and are therefore half way through a race ban. However, the majority of their points do not expire until 2023, and we are only half way through the 2022 season. Lance Stroll has five penalty points, two of which already expire in September.

Drivers without penalty points

Many drivers received penalty points for exceeding track limits after the Austrian Grand Prix. Several time penalties were handed out in the race to drivers who went over the limit more than three times, including Sebastian Vettel and Lando Norris.

Lewis Hamilton, Charles Leclerc, Carlos Sainz and Mick Schumacher are doing well. The four drivers currently have zero penalty points on their licences. Hamilton had two penalties for causing a crash with Verstappen at the 2021 British Grand Prix, but these have now expired. Below is a summary of all the drivers' penalty points.

Max Verstappen - seven penalty points

Race Points Expiry date Reason
GP of Italy 2021 Two 12 September 2022 Crash with Hamilton
Qatar GP 2021 Two 21 November 2022 Ignoring double yellow during qualifying
GP of Saudi Arabia 2021 One 5 December 2022 Leaving the track and keeping the advantage
GP of Saudi Arabia 2021 Two 5 December 2022 Causing a collision with Hamilton

Pierre Gasly - seven penalty points

Race Points Expiry date Reason
GP of Turkey 2021 Two 10 October 2022 Causing a collision with Alonso
GP of Spain 2022 Two 22 May 2023 Causing a collision with Stroll
GP of Austria 2022 Two 10 July 2023 Causing a collision with Vettel
GP of Austria 2022 One 10 July 2023 Exceeding track limits

Esteban Ocon - six penalty points

Race Points Expiry date Reason
GP of Italy 2021 One 12 September 2022 Causing a collision with Vettel
GP of Bahrain 2022 Two 20 March 2023 Causing a collision with Schumacher
Monaco GP 2022 One 29 May 2023 Causing a collision with Hamilton
GP of France 2022 Two 23 July 2023 Causing a collision with Tsunoda

Fernando Alonso - six penalty points

Race Points Expiry date Reason
GP of Turkey 2021 Two 10 October 2022 Causing collision with Schumacher
GP of Miami 2022 Two 8 May 2023 Causing a collision with Gasly
Miami GP 2022 One 8 May 2023 Leaving the track and retaining the advantage
GP of Canada 2022 One 19 June 2023 Stepped out of line too many times in defence

Alexander Albon - six penalty points

Race Points Expiry date Reason
GP of Saudi Arabia 2022 Two 6 March 2023 Causing a collision with Stroll
GP of Spain 2022 One 22 May 2023 Exceeding track limits
GP of Monaco 2022 One 29 May 2023 Leaving the track and retaining the advantage
GP of Austria 2022 Two 9 July 2023 Norris pushed off track

Yuki Tsunoda - six penalty points

Race Points Expiry date Reason
Brazil GP 2021 Two 14 November 2022 Causing a collision with Stroll
GP of Saudi Arabia 2021 Two 5 December 2022 Causing a collision with Vettel
GP of Great Britain 2022 Two 3 July 2023 Causing a collision with Gasly

Lance Stroll - five penalty points

Race Points Expiry date Reason
GP of Russia 2021 Two 26 September 2022 Causing collision with Gasly
GP of Australia 2022 Two 10 April 2023 Causing a collision with Latifi
GP of Australia 2022 One 10 April 2023 Stepped off line too often in defence

Daniel Ricciardo - four penalty points

Race Points Expiry date Reason
GP of Saudi Arabia 2022 One 25 March 2023 Obstruction of Ocon during the race
GP of Miami 2022 One 8 May 2023 Leaving the track and keeping the advantage
GP of Hungary 2022 Two 30 July 2023 Causing a collision with Stroll

Guanyu Zhou - four penalty points

Race Points Expiry date Reason
GP of Saudi Arabia 2022 One 26 March 2023 Leave the track and keep the advantage
GP of Austria 2022 One 10 July 2023 Exceeding track limits
GP of France 2022 Two 23 July 2023 Causing collision with Schumacher

George Russell - two penalty points

Race Points Expiry date Reason
Austria GP 2022 Two 10 July 2023 Causing collision with Perez

Kevin Magnussen - two penalty points

Race Points Expiry date Reason
Miami GP 2022 Two 8 May 2023 Causing a collision with Stroll

Sergio Perez - one penalty point

Race Points Expiry date Reason
GP of Italy 2021 One 12 September 2022 Overtaking alongside the track

Valtteri Bottas - one penalty point

Race Points Expiry date Reason
Qatar GP 2021 One 21 November 2022 Failure to slow for a yellow flag

Lando Norris - one penalty point

Race Points Expiry date Reason
GP of Austria 2022 One 10 July 2023 Exceeding track limits

Sebastian Vettel - one penalty point

Race Points Expiry date Reason
GP of Austria 2022 One 10 July 2023 Exceeding track limits

Nicholas Latifi - one penalty point

Race Points Expiry date Reason
Azerbaijan GP 2022 One 12 June 2023 Ignoring blue flags

 

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