Why Does Each Driver Have Their Penalty Points? – WTF1
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Why Does Each Driver Have Their Penalty Points?

With a new F1 season underway, let’s look at how many penalty points each driver on the grid has in 2022 đź‘€

WHAT ARE PENALTY POINTS?

Penalty points are handed to drivers if they do something that the FIA consider to be dangerous. This could be causing a collision, ignoring yellow flags, or even driving too fast under the safety car. When a driver receives a penalty point, they remain on their licence for a year before expiring. However, there is big trouble if you total up to 12 of these points over the space of a year. Simply put, you earn yourself a race ban.

This article will also be updated over the 2022 season, so be sure to bookmark it as your one-stop place for all penalty points news and updates. New penalty points will be highlighted in orange. 

Here is a breakdown on why each driver has their penalty points, and when they eventually expire!

No Penalty Points

Two Penalty Points

Austrian GP – Two Points
Expires: 10th July 2023
Reason: causing a collision with Perez at Turn 4 during the race.

Five Penalty Points

Qatar GP – Two Points
Expires: 21st November 2022
Reason: failure to respect double yellow flag during qualifying.

Saudi Arabian GP – One Point
Expires: 5th December 2022
Reason: leaving the track and gaining a lasting advantage.

Saudi Arabian GP – Two Points
Expires: 5th December 2022
Reason: braked in a manner which caused a collision with Hamilton at Turn 26.

Two Penalty Points

Singapore GP – Two Points
Expires: 3rd October 2023
Reason: falling more than 10 car lengths of the Safety Car.

No Penalty Points

No Penalty Points

One Penalty Point

Austrian GP – One Point
Expires: 10th July 2023
Reason: leaving the track without a justifiable reason multiple times.

Four Penalty Points

Saudi Arabian GP – One Point 
Expires: 25th March 2023
Reason: impeding of Ocon during qualifying.

Miami GP – One Point 
Expires: 8th May 2023
Reason: leaving the track at Turn 12 gaining a lasting advantage.

Hungarian GP – Two Points
Expires: 31st July 2023
Reason: causing a collision with Lance Stroll during the race.

Six Penalty Points

Turkish GP – Two Points
Expires: 10th October 2022
Reason: collision with Schumacher in Turn 4.

Miami GP – Two Points
Expires: 8th May 2023
Reason: collision with Gasly in Turn 1.

Miami GP – One Point
Expires: 8th May 2023
Reason: left the track at Turn 14 gaining a lasting advantage.

Canadian GP – One Point
Expires: 19th June 2023
Reason: more than one change of direction to defend a position.

Five Penalty Points

Bahrain GP – Two Points
Expires: 20th March 2023
Reason: collision with Schumacher in Turn 6.

Monaco GP – One Point
Expires: 29th May 2023
Reason: collision with Hamilton in Turn 1.

French GP – Two Points
Expires: 24th July 2023
Reason: collision with Tsunoda in Turn 8.

Seven Penalty Points

Turkish GP – Two Points
Expires: 10th October 2022
Reason: collision with Alonso in Turn 1.

Spanish GP – Two Points
Expires: 22nd May 2023
Reason: collision with Stroll in Turn 1.

Austrian GP – Two Points
Expires: 10th July 2023
Reason: collision with Vettel in Turn 4.

Austrian GP – One Point
Expires: 10th July 2023
Reason: leaving the track without a justifiable reason multiple times.

Eight Penalty Points

Brazilian GP – Two Points
Expires: 14th November 2022
Reason: collision with Stroll in Turn 1.

Saudi Arabian GP – Two Points
Expires: 5th December 2022
Reason: collision with Vettel in Turn 2.

British GP – Two Points
Expires: 3rd July 2023
Reason: collision with Gasly in Turn 3.

Italian GP- Two Points
Expires: 9th September 2023
Reason: failed to slow under yellow flags after Turn 5.

Two Penalty Points

Austrian GP – One Point
Expires: 10th July 2023
Reason: leaving the track without a justifiable reason multiple times.

Dutch GP – One Point
Expires: 4th September 2023
Reason: ignoring blue flags.

Five Penalty Points

Russian GP – Two Points
Expires: 26th September 2022
Reason: collision with Pierre Gasly in Turn 8.

Australian GP – Two Points
Expires: 9th April 2023
Reason: collision between Latifi  during qualifying.

Australian GP – One Point
Expires: 10th April 2023
Reason: more than one change of direction to defend a position.

Six Penalty Points

Saudi Arabian GP – Two Points 
Expires: 26th March 2023
Reason: collision with Stroll in Turn 1 of Lap 48.

Spanish GP – One Point 
Expires: 22nd May 2023
Reason: leaving the track without a justifiable reason multiple times.

Monaco GP – One Point
Expires: 29th May 2023
Reason: leaving the track at Turn 10 and gaining a lasting advantage.

Austrian GP – Two Points
Expires: 9th July 2023
Reason: forcing another driver off the track.

Three Penalty Points

Azerbaijan  GP – One Point
Expires: 12th June 2023
Reason: ignoring blue flags during the race.

Singapore  GP – Two Points
Expires: 2nd October 2023
Reason: collision with car 24 at turn 5.

One Penalty Point

Qatar GP – One Point
Expires: 21st November 2022
Reason: failure to respect single yellow flag during qualifying.

Four Penalty Points

Saudi Arabian GP – One Point 
Expires: 26th March 2023
Reason: overtaking Albon by braking late and leaving the track at Turn 1 thereby gaining a lasting advantage.

Austrian GP – One Point
Expires: 10th July 2023
Reason: leaving the track without a justifiable reason multiple times.

Austrian GP – One Point
Expires: 10th July 2023
Reason: leaving the track without a justifiable reason multiple times.

French GP – One Point
Expires: 24th July 2023
Reason: collision with Schumacher between Turn 11 and 12.

Three Penalty Points

Miami GP – Two Points
Expires: 8th May 2023
Reason: collision with Stroll in Turn 11.

Italian GP – One Point
Expires: 11th September 2023
Reason: left the track and gained an advantage in T2.

No Penalty Points

This article will be updated throughout 2022.

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