F1 penalty factors: Is Lewis Hamilton the cleanest driver on the grid? | F1

Since 2014, F1 stewards have awarded penalty factors alongside customary penalties that accrue on a driver’s tremendous licence.

Ought to a driver acquire 12 penalty factors over a 12-month interval, they are going to be handed a race ban.

Right here’s a full rundown of what number of factors every F1 driver has heading into Brazil subsequent weekend.

Zero factors

Lewis Hamilton and Carlos Sainz have zero penalty factors to their title.

One level

Valtteri Bottas’ single penalty level expires later this month (November 21). He acquired this for failing to decelerate below yellow flags at Qatar.

Lando Norris’ solitary penalty level expires on July 10, 2023 after he was penalised for monitor limits on the 2022 Austrian Grand Prix.

Charles Leclerc acquired one penalty level for leaving the monitor when gaining a bonus on the 2022 Japanese Grand Prix. This may expire on October 9, 2023.

Mick Schumacher’s expires on October 23, 2023, after choosing up a penalty level for exceeding monitor limits.

Two factors

The Mexican acquired two penalty factors for falling too far behind the Security Automotive in Singapore (this may expire on October 2, 2023).

The retiring four-time champion has two factors to his title, however as he’s retiring on the finish of the 12 months, he doesn’t want to fret about them.

Three factors

Kevin Magnussen

Kevin Magnussen acquired two factors for inflicting a collision with Lance Stroll in Miami (expires Might 8, 2023). He picked up one other level at Monza for overtaking off the monitor.

4 factors

Fernando Alonso

Alonso acquired two penalty factors for colliding with Gasly in Miami, one level for nook slicing and gaining a bonus, additionally in Miami, and one level for weaving when defending from Bottas in Canada.

George Russell

George Russell’s 4 penalty factors got here from collisions with Perez in Austria (will expire July 10, 2023) and Sainz in Austin (will expire October 23, 2023).

Zhou Guanyu 

Zhou picked up one in Jeddah for going off the monitor and gaining a bonus. His second got here in Austria for exceeding monitor limits within the race. He picked up two extra for colliding with Schumacher in France.

5 factors

Max Verstappen

All of Verstappen’s expire by the flip of the 12 months. He acquired two for ignoring double-waved yellow flags in Qatar final 12 months, earlier than choosing up an extra three in Saudi Arabia for 2 incidents with Hamilton.

Esteban Ocon

All of Ocon’s penalty factors have been collision associated. Two for colliding with Schumacher in Bahrain. An additional penalty level for an incident with Hamilton in Monaco. Lastly, two extra for contact with Tsunoda (France).

Nicholas Latifi

Nicholas Latifi’s first penalty level expires in June – this was handed out after he ignored blue flags in Baku. He acquired two for colliding with Zhou in Singapore, and an extra two for an incident with Schumacher.

Lance Stroll

Lance Stroll acquired three factors on his licence for incidents in Australia. He acquired two extra for his late defensive manoeuvre towards Alonso in Austin.

Six factors

Daniel Ricciardo

The McLaren driver acquired one penalty level for impeding Ocon in Bahrain earlier this 12 months. The second got here in Miami for ‘gaining an enduring benefit’.

The remaining 4 got here in Hungary (collision with Stroll) and Mexico (contact with Yuki Tsunoda)

Seven factors

Alex Albon

Two for inflicting a collision with Stroll in Jeddah; one for exceeding monitor limits in Barcelona; One in Monaco after which two for forcing Lando Norris off on the Purple Bull Ring.

He picked up one other penalty level in Austin for going off the monitor and conserving the place.

Eight factors

Yuki Tsunoda

Two of Tsunoda’s factors will expire in November after colliding with Stroll on the 2021 Brazilian GP.

He additionally acquired two factors for colliding with Vettel in Jeddah, whereas in 2022, he picked up one other two for spinning teammate Gasly at Silverstone.

His ultimate two got here at Monza for now slowing down sufficiently for yellow flags.

Ten factors

Pierre Gasly

Gasly is simply two factors away from receiving a race ban.

Collisions with Stroll and Vettel in Spain and Austria respectively resulted in 4 penalty factors.

One level in Austria for “leaving the monitor with no justifiable motive a number of occasions”. 

In latest races, he picked up two in Japan for rushing below pink flag circumstances, whereas at COTA, he fell greater than 10 automotive lengths behind the Security Automotive.

Lastly, in Mexico, he went off monitor whereas overtaking Stroll, leading to one other penalty level.

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