Why Verstappen will soon lead F1’s penalty points table

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A sequence of incidents over the previous 12 months will see Max Verstappen assume the lead of F1's penalty factors desk from 18 April. Nevertheless, the Dutchman just isn’t in any speedy hazard of receiving a one-race ban. RacingNews365.com explains the penalty factors system and the place all of the drivers at the moment stack up.

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F1’s present penalty factors system has been in place since 2014, and sees drivers slapped with factors for a bunch of mid-race infractions, akin to rushing within the pit lane or forcing different drivers off the monitor.

Any driver who racks up 12 penalty factors over the course of any 12-month interval (not essentially in a single season), will earn an computerized one-race ban for the next Grand Prix.

As issues stand, no driver has ever reached the 12-point mark.

Lance Stroll and Yuki Tsunoda at the moment high the desk with eight factors every, although each drivers will drop all the way down to seven factors on 18 April, when their punishments from final yr’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix are set to run out.

Equally, Sergio Perez, who’s at the moment on seven factors, will go down to 5 on 18 April.

After this date, Stroll and Tsunoda can be tied on the high with Max Verstappen on seven factors, although Verstappen is not going to drop any penalty factors till September, whereas Tsunoda and Stroll will begin shedding factors in June and August respectively.

Which means the World Champion will maintain the doubtful honour of sitting on the high of this desk of miscreants, although the Dutchman just isn’t in any speedy hazard of suspension.

Against this, Charles Leclerc, Carlos Sainz, Mick Schumacher and Kevin Magnussen are the one drivers with no penalty factors at the moment to their identify.

F1 drivers' penalty factors after Australian GP

Driver Penalty factors Date of subsequent expiry
Lance Stroll 8 18 April
Yuki Tsunoda 8 18 April
Sergio Perez 7 18 April
Max Verstappen 7 12 September
Nicholas Latifi 6 6 June
Sebastian Vettel 1 3 July
Lando Norris 5 5 June
Valtteri Bottas 5 27 June
Pierre Gasly 3 9 Might
Esteban Ocon 3 12 September
Fernando Alonso 2 10 October
Lewis Hamilton 2 18 July
Alexander Albon 2 27 March 2023
George Russell 1 17 July
Daniel Ricciardo 1 27 March 2023
Zhou Guanyu 1 27 March 2023

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					Why Verstappen will soon lead F1's penalty points table

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