Let’s take a look at who the Pastor Maldonado of the F1 2016 grid has been in regards to penalty points.

Who got the most penalty points in 2016?
Who got the most penalty points in 2016?

When a Formula 1 driver has been naughty and done something bad, they’ll often get penalty points put on their superlicenses.

If anyone picks up 12 of these within a 12-month period, there are harsh consequences. Specifically, their superlicense will be suspended for one race.

So, it’s a pretty big deal. We didn’t see anyone reach the 12-point limit this season but a few drivers got fairly close.

Who got the most penalty points this year? GPUpdate put together a handy list for us. It was Daniil Kvyat, with eight. A score Maldonado would be proud of.

That means he finished the season four away from a race ban, with Esteben Gutierrez next up with seven. Sebastian Vettel and retiring Mercedes racer Nico Rosberg both had six.

Kvyat topped the list...
Kvyat topped the list…

Here’s the list for the full grid:

  • Daniil Kvyat: 8
  • Esteban Gutierrez: 7
  • Sebastian Vettel: 6
  • Nico Rosberg: 6
  • Carlos Sainz Jr: 5
  • Felipe Nasr: 4
  • Kevin Magnussen: 4
  • Jolyon Palmer: 4
  • Esteban Ocon: 4
  • Valtteri Bottas: 4
  • Pascal Wehrlein: 4
  • Sergio Perez: 3
  • Kimi Raikkonen: 2
  • Marcus Ericsson: 2
  • Felipe Massa: 2
  • Nico Hülkenberg: 2
  • Max Verstappen: 1
  • Daniel Ricciardo: 0
  • Romain Grosjean: 0
  • Fernando Alonso: 0
  • Jenson Button: 0
  • Lewis Hamilton: 0

Stewards can also give our reprimands for on-track incidents and more minor misdemeanours, with a 10-place grid penalty for any driver who picks up three in a season.

Lewis Hamilton and Carlos Sainz Jr. picked up two in 2016, with Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg, Marcus Ericsson, Felipe Massa, Kevin Magnussen, Max Verstappen, Valtteri Bottas, Rio Haryanto and Pascal Wehrlein on one each.