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F1 drivers' penalty points: Who is close to a ban?
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F1 drivers' penalty points: Who is close to a ban?

F1 drivers' penalty points: Who is close to a ban?

F1 drivers' penalty points: Who is close to a ban?

F1 drivers' penalty points: Who is close to a ban?

Just one driver was sanctioned with penalty points at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as the curtain fell on the F1 season.

Drivers avoided any end-of-season antics at the Yas Marina Circuit with only one brief yellow flag interruption across the 58 laps.

This was caused by a collision between Mick Schumacher and Nicholas Latifi.

For tagging the rear of the Canadian's Williams, Schumacher was handed a five-second penalty and had two points added to his licence - a sanction that will have no effect given he will not feature on the grid next year.

George Russell was also handed a five-second penalty for an unsafe release and Mercedes was fined €500 after Lewis Hamilton was caught speeding in the pits between reconnaissance laps to the grid.

Alongside time penalties, driving infringements also carry penalty points to ensure driving standards are maintained.

These points expire after 12 months have elapsed, but will result in a race ban should 12 points be accrued during this period.

GPFans has compiled a list of the points currently accrued by drivers and when they will expire. This article will be updated throughout the year.

Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton - Zero points

George Russell - Four points

WherePointsExpiresReason
Austrian GPTwo10th July 2023Causing a collision
US GPTwo23rd October 2023Causing a collision

Red Bull

Max Verstappen - Five points

WherePointsExpiresReason
Saudi Arabian GPOne5th December 2022Leaving the track and gaining an advantage
Saudi Arabian GPTwo5th December 2022Causing a collision
São Paulo GPTwo13th November 2023Causing a collision

Sergio Perez - Two points

WherePointsExpiresReason
Singapore GPTwo2nd October 2023Falling too far behind the safety car

Ferrari

Charles Leclerc - One point

WherePointsExpiresReason
Japanese GPOne9th October 2023Leaving the track and gaining an advantage

Carlos Sainz - Zero points

McLaren

Lando Norris - Three point

WherePointsExpiresReason
Austrian GPOne10th July 2023Exceeding track limits
São Paulo GPTwo13th November 2023Causing a collision

Daniel Ricciardo - Eight points

WherePointsExpiresReason
Saudi Arabian GPOne25th March 2023Impeding during qualifying
Miami GPOne8th May 2023Leaving the track and gaining a lasting advantage
Hungarian GPTwo31st July 2023Causing a collision
Mexico City GPTwo30th October 2023Causing a collision
São Paulo GPTwo13th November 2023Causing a collision

Alpine

Fernando Alonso - Six points

WherePointsExpiresReason
Miami GPTwo8th May 2023Causing a collision
Miami GPOne8th May 2023Leaving the track and gaining a lasting advantage
Canadian GPOne19th June 2023Weaving while defending
São Paulo GPTwo12th November 2023Pit straight incident

Esteban Ocon - Five points

WherePointsExpiresReason
Bahrain GPTwo20th March 2023Causing a collision
Monaco GPOne29th May 2023Causing a collision
French GPTwo24th July 2023Causing a collision

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