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!

Two Penalty Points

British GP – Two Points
Expires: 18th July 2022
Reason: causing a collision with Verstappen during the race.

One Penalty Point

British GP – One Point
Expires: 17th July 2022
Reason: causing a collision with Sainz at Turn 6 during sprint qualifying.

Seven Penalty Points

Italian GP – Two Points
Expires: 12th September 2022
Reason: collision with Hamilton in Turn 2.

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.

Five Penalty Points

Austrian GP – Two Points
Expires: 4th July 2022
Reason: forcing Leclerc off the track.

Austrian GP – Two Points
Expires: 4th July 2022
Reason: forcing Leclerc off the track… again.

Italian GP – One Point
Expires: 12th September 2022
Reason: left the track and gained a lasting advantage.

No Penalty Points

No Penalty Points

Five Penalty Points

Azerbaijan GP – Three Points
Expires: 5th June 2022
Reason: not entering the pit lane and continued on track during a red flag.

Austrian GP – Two Points
Expires: 4th July 2022
Reason: forcing Perez off the track.

Two Penalty Point

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.

Five 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.

Three Penalty Points

Italian GP – One Point
Expires: 12th September 2022
Reason: failed to leave one car width and caused a collision with Vettel.

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

Two Penalty Points

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

Seven Penalty Points

Styrian GP – One Point
Expires: 26th June 2022
Reason: impeding Bottas during qualifying.

Austrian GP – One Point
Expires: 4th July 2022
Reason: crossing the white line at pit entry.

Austrian GP – One Point
Expires: 4th July 2022
Reason: crossing the white line at pit entry… again.

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.

One Penalty Point

Austrian GP – One Point
Expires: 3rd July 2022
Reason: impeded Alonso during qualifying.

Seven Penalty Points

Hungarian GP – Two Points
Expires: 1st August 2022
Reason: causing an avoidable collision in Turn 1.

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.

Two Penalty Points

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

Six Penalty Points

Azerbaijan GP – Three Points
Expires: 6th June 2022
Reason: not entering the pit lane as instructed during the safety car period.

Austrian GP – Three Points
Expires: 4th July 2022
Reason: failure to respect double yellow flags at Turn 5 during the race.

Five Penalty Points

Styrian GP – Two Points
Expires: 25th June 2022
Reason: dangerous driving in the pit lane.

Hungarian GP – Two Points
Expires: 1st August 2022
Reason: causing an avoidable collision in Turn 1.

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

One Penalty Point

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.

Two Penalty Points

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

No Penalty Points

This article will be updated throughout 2022.

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