Penalty points: Where do the drivers stand with eight rounds to go?


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Ahhh the wonderful world of penalty points. Each time a driver does something that the FIA deems dangerous, they begin to accumulate points on their driving license. This can be through things such as ignoring yellow flags or causing a collision. Within a period of 12 months a driver can hold a maximum of 12 points before being handed a race ban. So, after 14 rounds, how many points do each drivers have, and why?


Max Verstappen

2 Penalty Points


Italian GP – 2 points due to causing a collision with Lewis Hamilton that took them both out of the race

Expires – 12th September 2022


Sergio Perez

Seven Penalty Points


Emilia Romagna GP – 2 points due to overtaking under the safety car

Expires – 18th April 2022


Austrian GP – 2 points due to forcing Charles Leclerc off the track

Expires – 4th July 2022


Austrian GP – 2 points due to again forcing Charles off the track

Expires – 4th July 2022


Italian GP - 1 point due to leaving the track and gaining an advantage

Expires – 12th September 2022


Lewis Hamilton

Two Penalty Points


British GP – 2 points due to a collision with Max Verstappen during the race

Expires – 18th July 2022


Valtteri Bottas

Four Penalty Points


Styrian GP – 2 points due to dangerous driving in the pit lane

Expires – 25th June 2022


Hungarian GP – 2 points due to causing a collision in turn 1

Expires – 1st August 2022


Lando Norris

Eight Penalty Points


Turkish GP – 3 points due to failing to respect yellow flags during the race

Expires – 14th November 2021


Azerbaijan GP – 3 points due to not entering the pit lane when instructed during a red flag

Expires – 5th June 2022


Austrian GP – 3 points due to forcing Perez off the track

Expires – 4th July 2022


Daniel Ricciardo

One Penalty Point


Russian GP – 1 point due to failing to follow the Race Directors instructions during the race

Expires – 27th September 2021


Charles Leclerc

Two Penalty Points


Sakhir GP – 2 points due to colliding with Perez and it resulted in Verstappen hitting a barrier during the race

Expires – 6th December 2021


Carlos Sainz

One Penalty Point


Turkish GP – 1 point due to impeding Perez during qualifying

Expires – 14th November 2021


Pierre Gasly

One Penalty Point


Spanish GP – 1 point due to being out of position at the start of the race

Expires – 9th May 2022


Yuki Tsunoda

Four Penalty Points


Emilia Romagna GP – 1 point due to leaving the track multiple times

Expires – 18th April 2022


Styrian GP – 1 point due to impeding Bottas during qualifying

Expires – 26th June 2022


Austrian GP – 1 point due to crossing the white line during pit entry

Expires – 4th July 2022


Austrian GP – 1 point due to crossing the white line during pit entry…again

Expires – 4th July 2022


Esteban Ocon

One Penalty Points


Italian GP – 1 point due to causing a collision with Sebastian Vettel

Expires – 12th September 2022


Fernando Alonso

No Penalty Points


The returning driver holds a clean sheet!


Lance Stroll

Six Penalty Points


Portuguese GP – 2 points due to colliding with Norris during the race

Expires – 25th October 2021


Portuguese GP – 1 point due to leaving the track multiple times during the race

Expires – 25th October 2021


Emilia Romagna GP – 1 point due to leaving the track and gaining an advantage

Expires – 18th April 2022


Hungarian GP – 2 points due to causing an avoidable collision

Expires – 1st August 2022


Sebastian Vettel

Six Penalty Points


Bahrain GP – 3 points due to failing to respect double yellow flags

Expires – 28th March 2022


Bahrain GP – 2 points due to colliding with Ocon during the race

Expires – 28th March 2022


Austrian GP – 1 point due to impeding Alonso during qualifying

Expires – 3rd July 2022


George Russell

Four Penalty Points


Turkish GP – 3 points due to failing to respect double yellow flags during qualifying

Expires – 14th November 2021


British GP – 1 point due to causing a collision with Sainz during sprint qualifying

Expires – 17th July 2022


Nicholas Latifi

Six Penalty Points


Azerbaijan GP – 3 points due to not entering the pit lane during the safety car period

Expires – 6th June 2022


Austrian GP – 3 points due to failing to respect double yellow flags during the race

Expires – 4th July 2022


Kimi Raikkonen

Four Penalty Points


Eifel GP – 2 points due to causing a collision with Russell during the race

Expires – 11th October 2021


Austrian GP – 2 points due to causing a collision with Vettel during the race

Expires – 4th July 2022


Antonio Giovinazzi

Four Penalty Points


Austrian GP – 2 points due to overtaking under the safety car during the race

Expires – 4th July 2022


Italian GP – 2 points due to unsafely re-joining the track

Expires – 12th September 2022


Mick Schumacher

No Penalty Points


Another lovely clean sheet, this time by the Haas rookie


Nikita Mazepin

Five Penalty Points


Portuguese GP – 1 point due to ignoring blue flags

Expires – 2nd May 2022


Spanish GP – 2 points due to impeding Norris during qualifying

Expires – 9th May 2022


Austrian GP – 3 points due to failing to respect double yellow flags during the race

Expires – 4th July 2022


Italian GP – 1 point due to causing a collision with Mick Schumacher

Expires – 12th September 2022


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