Ricciardo & Schumacher the Only Drivers to Not Join This Sorry F1 List After Turkish GP

There have been extra penalty factors dashed out on the Turkish Grand Prix. Pierre Gasly and Fernando Alonso each received two penalty factors added to their tremendous license. Presently, there are solely two drivers, Mick Schumacher and Daniel Ricciardo, who don’t have any penalty factors up to now 12 months.


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FIA offers penalty factors to the drivers who do harmful driving or make an avoidable error throughout a race weekend. Incidents corresponding to crashing into one other driver, driving dangerously within the pit lane, and infringements the FIA guidelines get the drivers’ penalty factors on their tremendous license.

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Ricciardo and Schumacher solely drivers with zero penalty factors

As reported by Speedweek, FIA offers out penalty factors based mostly on the severity of the infringement. 12 penalty factors on the tremendous license inside a 12 months can result in a race ban for the motive force.

Components One F1 – French Grand Prix – FIA Information convention – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 17, 2021, McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo forward of the French Grand Prix REUTERS/Yves Herman

Under is the record of penalty factors for drivers:

8 penalty factors: Lance Stroll, Lando Norris

7 penalty factors: Sergio Pérez

6 penalty factors: Sebastian Vettel, Nicholas Latifi, Nikita Mazepin

4 penalty factors: Valtteri Bottas, Yuki Tsunoda, George Russell

3 penalty factors: Antonio Giovinazzi, Pierre Gasly

2 penalty factors: Lewis Hamilton, Charles Leclerc, Kimi Raikkonen, Max Verstappen, Fernando Alonso

1 penalty level: Carlos Sainz, Esteban Ocon

0 penalty factors: Daniel Ricciardo, Mick Schumacher


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The stewards clarify the penalties to Gasly and Alonso

The primary lap collision between Pierre Gasly and Fernando Alonso led to the previous getting a 5-second penalty within the race and two penalty factors on his license. Alonso received the same penalty when he collide with Schumacher afterward the lap. The FIA race stewards clarify why they gave the identical penalty to each drivers.

Components One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Intercity Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – October 10, 2021, Alpine’s Fernando Alonso spins off the observe as Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas leads firstly of the race REUTERS/Murad Sezer

“Gasly tried to barter Flip 1 with [Sergio] Perez on the within and Alonso on the skin. Alonso was barely in entrance of Gasly on the exit of the nook when each vehicles made contact, inflicting Alonso to spin.


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The stewards decided Gasly was predominantly at fault for the collision, as he didn’t go away sufficient house for Alonso on the skin.

It also needs to be identified the stewards don’t think about this incident as an unavoidable Flip 1 contact between two vehicles, as Gasly was not sandwiched between two vehicles when he touched Alonso’s automobile,” stated FIA.

Gasly had earlier identified that he received sandwiched and had nowhere to go. Whereas Alonso later apologized to Schumacher and admitted his mistake in Flip 1.


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