Sergio Perez has been hit with a five-second time penalty at the Japanese Grand Prix for a safety car infringement, after he made contact with Lewis Hamilton in the opening stages of the race – prior to his early retirement.
Perez was hit with the penalty after he overtook Lance Stroll on the way into the pits, while under safety car conditions.
Things then went from bad to worse for the Mexican after he went into the side of Kevin Magnussen in an attempt to overtake the Haas and move further up the grid.
GPFans is a multi-platform, multi-language brand dedicated to Formula One coverage. We bring you all the ins and outs of the sport, 24/7, everything from up-to-the-minute news and features to the latest viral stories and clips.
We believe that a new generation of exciting, outspoken drivers will make F1 more popular than ever before, and we want to give our users access to as much of their heroes as possible, on and off the track. From Lewis Hamilton to Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo to Sebastian Vettel, we provide in-depth analysis of every every Grand Prix in the season, from Australia to Abu Dhabi.
With Formula One under the new ownership of Liberty Media, how the sport is being covered is evolving, and GPFans will look to be at the heart of this progression into new media, as one of the fastest-growing sites covering the king of motorsports.