Here’s Everyone That Got A Penalty During The 2022 Austrian Grand Prix – WTF1
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Here’s Everyone That Got A Penalty During The 2022 Austrian Grand Prix

Race stewards were quick to push the penalty button at this year’s Austrian Grand Prix, with almost half the field receiving multiple warnings and penalties! 

Here is who received penalties during the action-packed Austrian race.

Reason: causing a collision with Vettel at Turn 4.
Punishment: five-second time penalty and two penalty points.

Reason: exceeding track limits.
Punishment: five-second time penalty and a penalty point.

The AlphaTauri driver didn’t exactly have the smoothest weekend in Austria, starting in P15 and then having a tangle with Sebastian Vettel at Turn 4, resulting in a five-second penalty for the Frenchman. He ended up finishing just ahead of his teammate Yuki Tsunoda in P15.

Reason: exceeding track limits.
Punishment: five-second time penalty and a penalty point.

Norris was one of many drivers to go slightly over the limit whilst racing around Austria, with the McLaren driver exceeding track limits just one time too many. Even with five second-time penalties, Norris still finished in P7, taking home some critical points for McLaren.

Reason: causing a collision with Perez at Turn 4.
Punishment: five-second time penalty and two penalty points.

Although Russell was able to recover to a brilliant P4 finish, he didn’t exactly get off to the best start. A first lap collision with Sergio Perez meant Russell was given a five-second penalty, and also had to change his front wing.

Reason: exceeding track limits.
Punishment: five-second time penalty and a penalty point.

After a horrible crash at Silverstone, Zhou returned to Austria in brilliant form, with the Alfa Romeo driver climbing as high as sixth during Sunday’s race. However, Zhou strayed just wide of racing limits a bit too much whilst locked in some brilliant wheel-to-wheel battles. His five-second penalty dropped him down to P14.

Reason: exceeding track limits.
Punishment: five-second time penalty and a penalty point.

I don’t think Sebastian Vettel enjoyed his time in Austria this time around, with his Aston Martin spending a bit more time in the gravel than he probably would have wanted. However, his day got a little bit worse during the final lap of Sunday’s race, with Vettel surpassing his final warning for track limits and gaining a five-second penalty, dropping him to P17.

The likes of Lewis Hamilton, Charles Leclerc, and Carlos Sainz were also close to joining this list, with lots of track limit warnings being given out over the weekend.

Reason: physio or drivers’ assistants in parc ferme.
Punishment: fine of €10,000 – suspended.

All of the top three drivers were found to have “physio/drivers’ assistants that entered Parc Ferme without permission and in violation of the procedure that was published prior to the race ‘for the orderly conduct of the event'”.

Reason: physio or drivers’ assistants in parc ferme.
Punishment: fine of €10,000 – suspended.

All of the top three drivers were found to have “physio/drivers’ assistants that entered Parc Ferme without permission and in violation of the procedure that was published prior to the race ‘for the orderly conduct of the event'”.

Reason: physio or drivers’ assistants in parc ferme.
Punishment: fine of €10,000 – suspended.

All of the top three drivers were found to have “physio/drivers’ assistants that entered Parc Ferme without permission and in violation of the procedure that was published prior to the race ‘for the orderly conduct of the event'”.

Do you think the Austrian GP Stewards have been fair?

10 thoughts on “Here’s Everyone That Got A Penalty During The 2022 Austrian Grand Prix

  • So causing a collison which ruined both Checo and Seb’s races is the same punishment severity as multiple track limit violations? ‘Causing a Collision’ penalty is too lenient and needs to be strengthened, especially the current speeds the cars are going, which makes the 5 second penalty redundant. Especially factoring both George and Pierre’s end result.

    • Kenny Phillips says:

      The actual infringement, not the consequences, is all that is taken into account. The RB seems to be mighty fragile. Also, go watch that overtake again; I’d call it a racing incident, as RUS was trying to turn away from PER, but the car was understeering. Adding braking to the mix would have made it worse.

  • Think we need a symbol next to the driver name/time, like the smaller symbol for the fastest lap, with +5/+10/… For the different penalties to make this more easy to follow.

  • Regarding having the assistants in parc ferme, why were the penalties given out this race and not in others? None of the top three drivers are strangers to finishing an F1 race, let alone in the top three. Surely they and their assistants know the rules regarding this matter, and it seems odd that they would break it this time and not others. So has this been overlooked in the past? If not, how is it that all three violated it at the same race? Added to the other violations, is this a case of the stewards getting too picky about the race?

    • 6sic6ification says:

      From my understanding it’s because they attended to the drivers before they were weighed not that they were just there.

  • Stewart Lindfield says:

    To save any dispute on track limits perhaps it should be made clear that the area that a race car should be tarmac that is black, we keep hearing how great these drivers are supposed to be so make it a rule that black tarmac is where wheels should be. Replace the coloured areas with grass then they will not be so willing to go off.
    If it’s set in stone that Black is Track and sensors and cameras recording drivers being pushed off or just running off will mean stiff penalties added to time it will never come down to Stewards only down to poor driving skills at speed. To many times do we see a driver run parallel then swing wider forcing other drivers off. The sport is motor racing not stock cars and if the rules are set and clear plus recorded on track with car and track sensors there’s no dispute other than who did not give when push came to shove. Black is track any other colour means you used more than the race track boundaries so perhaps you should have slowed just a little. F1 is again getting complacent and has had a few warnings in the last couple of years.

    Don’t get me wrong I love this sport, love its danger and spills but stupidity will hurt some selfish driver in the not to distant future.

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