2016 F1 penalties index

RoundDriverTeamSes.AllegationIncident involvingOutcomeReasonNotes
01. AustraliaRio HaryantoManorP3Caused a collisionThree-place grid drop, 2 penalty pointsThe driver of car 88 left the team garage and did not pay attention to the approaching car which was in the fast lane.
01. AustraliaValtteri BottasWilliamsQDid not submit complete suspension set-up sheetsTeam reprimandThe team made reasonable efforts to provide the sheet but due to a change in team document format failed to provide all required information by the deadline.
01. AustraliaValtteri BottasWilliamsQGearbox changeFive-place grid drop
01. AustraliaMarcus EricssonSauberRTeam personnel in the fast lane at the 15 seconds signal.Drive-through penaltyThe team had difficulty removed a tyre warming blanket from the car.
01. AustraliaEsteban GutierrezHaasRInvolved in an incidentNo action taken
01. AustraliaFernando AlonsoMcLarenRInvolved in an incidentNo action taken
02. BahrainKevin MagnussenRenaultP2Did not stop for weighingPit lane startThe driver failed to stop for weighing during P2 when signalled to do so by the red traffic light, the car was not returned to the FIA garage and work was undertaken.
02. BahrainLewis HamiltonMercedesQReversed in the pit laneDriver reprimandA reprimand has been imposed on the driver due to the fact that no clear instruction was given to the driver on where he should park the car after qualifying.
02. BahrainKevin MagnussenRenaultQParc ferme changesPit lane startSince the brake balance map parameters have been changed on car 20 during Parc Ferme, car 20 is required to start from the Pit Lane and should follow the procedures laid out in Article 36.2 of the FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations.
02. BahrainValtteri BottasWilliamsRCaused a collisionLewis HamiltonDrive-through penalty, 2 penalty pointsCar 77 [Bottas] collided with car 44 [Hamilton in turn one.
03. ChinaLewis HamiltonMercedesP3Gearbox changeFive-place grid drop
03. ChinaNico HulkenbergForce IndiaQUnsafe releaseThree-place grid dropCar 27 was released in an unsafe condition as the wheel and tyre fell off at turn 10.
03. ChinaNico HulkenbergForce IndiaRDrive unnecessarily slowlyFive-second time penalty, 2 penalty pointsCar 27 drove unnecessarily slowly in the pit entry holding up other competitors.
03. ChinaSergio PerezForce IndiaRUnsafe release€5,000 fineCar 11 was released from the pit stop in an unsafe manner; the approaching cars being well past the guidance markers when the car was released by the team. The driver took appropriate action to avoid a collision and no sporting advantage was gained by the driver.
04. RussiaSebastian VettelFerrariP3Gearbox changeFive-place grid drop
04. RussiaLewis HamiltonMercedesQLeft the track and did not rejoin correctlyDriver reprimandThe driver failed to keep to the left of the red and white polystyrene block in the run-off area.
04. RussiaDaniil KvyatRed BullRCaused a collisionSebastian VettelTen-second stop-go penalty, 3 penalty pointsCar 26 collided with car 5 [Vettel] twice in consecutive turns.
04. RussiaEsteban GutierrezHaasRCaused a collisionNico HulkenbergDrive-through penalty, 2 penalty pointsCar 21 collided with car 27 [Hulkenberg] in turn two.
04. RussiaCarlos Sainz JnrToro RossoRForced a car off the trackJolyon PalmerTen-second time penalty, 2 penalty pointsCar 55 [Sainz] forced car 30 [Palmer] off the track between turns two and three.
04. RussiaFelipe NasrSauberRLeft the track and did not rejoin correctlyFive-second time penaltyThe driver failed to keep to the left of the red and white polystyrene block in the run-off area.
05. SpainLewis HamiltonMercedesRCaused a collisionNico RosbergNo action takenThe incident concerned started when Car 6 dropped into an incorrect power mode, as set by the driver prior to the start. This created a significant power differential between Car 6 and Car 44 at the exit of Turn 3 coming onto the straight, resulting in as much as a 17kph speed difference between the two cars on the straight. Car 6 moved to the right to defend his position, as is his right under Art 27.7 of the Sporting regulations. Simultaneously Car 44 as the significantly faster car with, at that time, apparent space on the inside, moved to make the pass. Art 27.7 requires the leading driver to leave room, if there is a ‘significant portion’ of the car attempting to pass alongside. Car 44 had a portion of his front wing inside Car 6 small fractions of a second prior to Car 44 having to leave the right side of the track to avoid an initial collision, which may have led him to believe he had the right to space on the right. Once on the grass on the side of the track Car 44 was no longer in control of the situation. Having heard extensively from both drivers and from the team, the Stewards determined that Car 6 had the right to make the maneuver that he did and that Car 44’s attempt to overtake was reasonable, and that the convergence of events led neither driver to be wholly or predominantly at fault, and therefore take no further action.
05. SpainCarlos Sainz JnrToro RossoRLeft the pits under a red lightDriver reprimandThe driver did leave the pit lane when the red light was displayed, a reprimand was applied due to the fact that the driver stopped the car and did not gain any advantage.
05. SpainKevin MagnussenRenaultRCaused a collisionJolyon PalmerTen-second time penalty, 2 penalty pointsCar 20 was on a new set of soft tyres, and Car 30 was on an older set of hard tyres leading the driver of Car 20 to have significantly better grip and speed. However, the Stewards determined that Car 20 could not have reasonably expected to make the corner of Turn 13 without colliding with Car 30, which was subsequently forced off the track. The Stewards imposed the penalty referred to, which was converted to a time penalty after the race as the cars were on the last lap.
06. MonacoKevin MagnussenRenaultQLeft the pits under a red lightNo action takenAlthough the green light was extinguished and replace by the red light 2 seconds before the driver crossed the pit exit line, the team presented evidence that the dashboard light only turned to red 0.55 seconds prior to the car crossing the line. Further, the driver explained that he looked at the trackside light on approach, it was green, then he focussed on the track ahead because there is a turn from the pit exit. By the time his dashboard light came on it was too late to avoid crossing the line. The Team also radioed ‘red flag, red flag’ but the car had passed the line.
06. MonacoKimi RaikkonenFerrariQGearbox changeFive-place grid drop
06. MonacoPascal WehrleinManorRVirtual Safety Car speedingTen-second time penalty, 2 penalty pointsThe driver failed to stay above the required time set by the FIA ECU during the virtual safety car period.
06. MonacoPascal WehrleinManorRIgnored blue flagsTen-second time penalty, 2 penalty pointsCar 94 ignored blue flags and consequently impeded other cars
06. MonacoMarcus EricssonSauberRCaused a collisionFelipe NasrThree-place grid drop, 2 penalty pointsCar 9 collided with car 12 in turn 18.
06. MonacoLewis HamiltonMercedesRDid not leave enough room while defending positionNo action takenCar 44 left at least one car width between his own car and the edge of the track.
06. MonacoValtteri BottasWilliamsRCaused a collisionEsteban GutierrezTen-second time penalty, 2 penalty pointsCar 77 collided with car 21 in turn 18.
06. MonacoKimi RaikkonenFerrariRDrove a car in a potentially hazardous conditionNo action takenThe driver, in evidence, stated that he thought initially that he could safely proceed to the pits to replace the nose. Radio messages confirm this. The Team advised the driver that he needed to stop the car as soon as possible. The driver stated that he wanted to stop the car in a safe place and the first available place was the runoff area at Turn 10.The driver of car 7 continued to proceed around the track from Turn 6 with the front wing of the car loose and stuck under the left front wheel, resulting in debris being left on the circuit prior to parking the car at Turn 10. With the wing under the front wheel the driver did not have full control of the car.
06. MonacoDaniil KvyatToro RossoRCaused a collisionKevin MagnussenThree-place grid drop, 2 penalty pointsThe driver of Car 26, with two small collisions, left front (car 26)/rear right (car 20), effectively created an overtaking space which in reality would not have been there if the collision had not occurred.
07. CanadaMax VerstappenRed BullP1ImpedingValtteri BottasDriver reprimandThe driver slowed unnecessarily in front of car 77.
07. CanadaKevin MagnussenRenaultQGearbox changeFive-place grid drop
07. CanadaCarlos Sainz JnrToro RossoQGearbox changeFive-place grid drop
08. EuropeSergio PerezForce IndiaQGearbox changeFive-place grid drop
08. EuropeRomain GrosjeanHaasQImpedingMarcus EricssonNo action takenAfter hearing from both drivers, it was agreed that no further action should be taken. The primary reason being that Grosjean was going through some of the fastest corners and did in fact let Ericsson go by at the first opportunity deemed by him to be both safe and practical.
08. EuropeEsteban GutierrezHaasQImpedingMarcus EricssonNo action takenAfter hearing from both drivers, it was agreed that no further action should be taken. The primary reason being Gutierrez was about to start his fast lap, and did let Ericsson go by shortly after T16.
08. EuropeCarlos Sainz JnrToro RossoQGearbox changeFive-place grid drop
08. EuropeKevin MagnussenRenaultQGearbox changeFive-place grid drop
08. EuropeKevin MagnussenRenaultQSet-up changePit-lane start
08. EuropeKimi RaikkonenFerrariRCrossed the pit entry lineFive-second time penalty, 2 penalty pointsThe driver crossed the white line separating the pit entry with all four wheels and did not enter the pit lane.
09. AustriaPascal WehrleinManorP1Virtual Safety Car speedingDriver reprimandThe driver gave evidence that he thought his speed would reduce much quicker than it did, and that he was surprised at how long it took to get to within the correct time due to this occurring on a very fast straight, which he had not experienced previously. Accordingly a reprimand is deemed the appropriate penalty.
09. AustriaRio HaryantoManorP1Rejoined the track when it was not safe to do so.Daniel RicciardoDriver reprimandDespite the driver’s assertion that he thought [Ricciardo] would slow sufficiently under the yellow flag to allow [Haryanto] to re-join the track safely, the Stewards are of the view that there was potential risk in the manoeuvre and that therefore is was not safe.
09. AustriaMarcus EricssonSauberP1Crossed the pit entry lineDriver reprimandThe driver of Car 9 [Ericsson] claimed that the proximity of Car 3 [Ricciardo] caused a loss of downforce, which in turn resulted in him oversteering over the white line at the entry to the Pit Lane. The probability of this being the case was confirmed by the chief engineer of Red Bull Racing. Notwithstanding this, the Stewards are of the view that the driver of Car 9, knowing that Car 3 was behind on a quick lap, should have reduced his speed earlier and allowed Car 3 to pass prior to the apex of the corner near the Pit Entry.
09. AustriaSebastian VettelFerrariP3Gearbox changeFive-place grid drop
09. AustriaValtteri BottasWilliamsP3Rejoined the track when it was not safe to do so.Esteban GutierrezNo action takenIt was clear from the evidence that after leaving the track the driver of Car 77 (BOT) waited for two vehicles to pass his position, saw that the yellow flag was out and the approaching car (Car 21 GUT) was not in his field of vision. Neither that car nor the one after it (Car 3, RIC) had to take any avoiding action.
09. AustriaNico RosbergMercedesQGearbox changeFive-place grid drop
09. AustriaNico HulkenbergForce IndiaQYellow flag speedingNo action takenAlthough the driver went “green” in the sector where the double yellow flags were displayed, the telemetry clearly demonstrated that he had decelerated on approaching the flag point and that his speed reduced in the yellow flag sector.
09. AustriaJolyon PalmerRenaultQYellow flag speedingThree-place grid drop, 2 penalty pointsThe telemetry clearly showed that the driver made no reduction in speed and was at full acceleration through the yellow flag area. Notwithstanding the fact the driver could see the disabled Car 55 on the side of the track, the regulations are clear that on display of double yellow flags a significant reduction in speed must be made. This did not happen in this case. It is noted by the Stewards that there appears to be a lack of understanding of the requirement for a significant reduction in speed where double yellow flags are displayed and that drivers should not assume that what is in their field of vision is the only hazard to which the flags refer.
09. AustriaFelipe NasrSauberQYellow flag speedingThree-place grid drop, 2 penalty pointsThe telemetry clearly showed that the driver made no reduction in speed and was at full acceleration through the yellow flag area. Notwithstanding the fact the driver could see the disabled Car 55 on the side of the track, the regulations are clear that on display of double yellow flags a significant reduction in speed must be made. This did not happen in this case. The Stewards record the fact that the driver was open and honest in his acknowledgement of the breach. It is noted by the Stewards that there appears to be a lack of understanding of the requirement for a significant reduction in speed where double yellow flags are displayed and that drivers should not assume that what is in their field of vision is the only hazard to which the flags refer.
09. AustriaRio HaryantoManorQYellow flag speedingThree-place grid drop, 2 penalty pointsThe telemetry clearly showed that the driver made no reduction in speed and was at full acceleration through the yellow flag area. Notwithstanding the fact the driver could see the disabled Car 55 on the side of the track, the regulations are clear that on display of double yellow flags a significant reduction in speed must be made. This did not happen in this case. The Stewards record the fact that the driver was open and honest in his acknowledgement of the breach. It is noted by the Stewards that there appears to be a lack of understanding of the requirement for a significant reduction in speed where double yellow flags are displayed and that drivers should not assume that what is in their field of vision is the only hazard to which the flags refer.
09. AustriaKevin MagnussenRenaultQYellow flag speedingNo action takenThe telemetry demonstrated that he had decelerated on approaching the flag point and that his speed reduced in the yellow flag sector.
09. AustriaDaniil KvyatToro RossoQSurvival cell and gearbox changePit lane startAs the survival cell has been changed the competitor is required to start from the Pit Lane and should follow procedures laid out in Article 36.2 of the FIA Formula One sporting Regulations. The penalty for the change of gearbox before 6 consecutive events have expired (5 grid position penalty), is overridden by the requirement to start from the pit lane.
09. AustriaKevin MagnussenRenaultRMade more than one change of direction to defend positionPascal WehrleinFive-second time penaltyThe driver of Car 20 (MAG) made more than one change of direction from the racing line. The breach was not considered a serious one so a lower penalty (5 seconds) was imposed.
09. AustriaNico HulkenbergForce IndiaRPit lane speedingFive-second time penalty
09. AustriaRomain GrosjeanHaasRPit lane speedingFive-second time penalty
09. AustriaNico RosbergMercedesRCaused a collisionLewis HamiltonTen-second time penalty, 2 penalty pointsHaving taken note of the extensive evidence given by both drivers and the video and telemetry data, it was apparent that Car 44 (HAM) was in front of Car 6 (ROS) – i.e. more than fully alongside – and that the driver of Car 44 could have clearly made the turn (T2) on the track, if not for the resultant collision. Car 6 did not allow Car 44 “racing room” and hence the driver of Car 6 was responsible for the collision.
09. AustriaNico RosbergMercedesRDrove with a car in an unsafe conditionDriver reprimandArticle 22.11 of the Formula One Sporting Regulations requires a driver with serious mechanical difficulties to leave the track as soon as it is safe to do so. We do note the extenuating circumstances and the fact that the driver of Car 6 (ROS) did slow down significantly and attempted to mitigate the risk to other drivers and cars.
10. Great BritainKevin MagnussenRenaultQLeft the trackLap time deletedDid not use the track at all times and was deemed to have gained a lasting advantage
10. Great BritainJolyon PalmerRenaultQLeft the trackLap time deletedDid not use the track at all times and was deemed to have gained a lasting advantage
10. Great BritainLewis HamiltonMercedesQLeft the trackLap time deletedDid not use the track at all times and was deemed to have gained a lasting advantage
10. Great BritainFernando AlonsoMcLarenQLeft the trackLap time deletedDid not use the track at all times and was deemed to have gained a lasting advantage
10. Great BritainMax VerstappenRed BullQLeft the trackLap time deletedDid not use the track at all times and was deemed to have gained a lasting advantage
10. Great BritainNico HulkenbergForce IndiaQLeft the trackLap time deletedDid not use the track at all times and was deemed to have gained a lasting advantage
10. Great BritainNico RosbergMercedesQExceeded the maximum permitted time between the two safety car lines.No action taken[Rosberg] was not on an in lap when the time between the Safety Car lines was set.
10. Great BritainKevin MagnussenRenaultQImpedingDaniil KvyatNo action takenBoth drivers concerned were on their final fast qualifying lap. Although Kvyat was the faster car he was considerably behind Magnussen until both drivers were fully committed toTurn 15 (Stowe.) Due to very poor grip, Magnussen was considerably slower than normal through the corner, but within the corner there was no reasonable opportunity to let Kvyat through and although Magnussen moved to give space at the exit of Turn 15, Kvyat had already slowed to a similar speed. The stewards therefore accepted that under the circumstances, Magnussen did not unnecessarily impede as described by Art. 31.6 of the Sporting regulations.
10. Great BritainSebastian VettelFerrariQGearbox changeFive-place grid drop
10. Great BritainMarcus EricssonSauberQSurvival cell and gearbox changePit lane startAs the survival cell has been changed the competitor is required to start from the Pit Lane and should follow procedures laid out in Article 36.2 of the FIA Formula One sporting Regulations. The penalty for the change of gearbox before 6 consecutive events have expired (5 grid position penalty), is overridden by the requirement to start from the pit lane.
10. Great BritainJolyon PalmerRenaultRUnsafe releaseTen-second stop-go penaltyCar 8 was released from the pit stop in an unsafe manner with the right rear wheel not fastened.
10. Great BritainSebastian VettelFerrariRForced a car off the trackFelipe MassaFive-second time penalty, 2 penalty pointsCar 5 forced car 19 off the track in turn 3.
10. Great BritainNico RosbergMercedesRRadio transmissions aiding the driverTen-second time penaltyHaving considered the matter extensively, the Stewards determined that the team gave some instructions to the driver that were specifically permitted under Technical Directive 014-16. However, the Stewards determined that the team then went further and gave instructions to the driver that were not permitted under the Technical Directive, and were in Breach of Art. 27.1 of the Sporting Regulations, that the driver must drive the car alone and unaided.
11. HungaryValtteri BottasWilliamsP2Crossed the white line at pit entry and did not stay to the right of the bollard.Driver reprimand
11. HungaryCarlos Sainz JnrToro RossoP2Crossed the white line at pit entry and did not stay to the right of the bollard.Driver reprimand
11. HungaryNico RosbergMercedesQYellow flag speedingNo action takenThe telemetry demonstrated that the driver reduced speed significantly into turn eight.
11. HungaryRio HaryantoManorQGearbox changeFive-place grid drop
11. HungaryMarcus EricssonSauberQSurvival cell changePit-lane start
11. HungaryJenson ButtonMcLarenRRadio transmissions aiding the driverDrive-through penaltyThe team gave instructions to the driver that were not permitted under Technical Directive 038-16 whilst the car was on the track.
11. HungaryDaniil KvyatToro RossoRPit lane speedingFive-second time penalty
11. HungaryEsteban GutierrezHaasRIgnored blue flagsFive-second time penalty
11. HungaryEsteban GutierrezHaasRIgnored blue flagsFive-second time penalty, 2 penalty pointsSecond penalty for the same offence in the same race.
12. GermanyLewis HamiltonMercedesP3Unsafe release€10,000 fineThe team admitted that they released car 44 from the garage when it was unsafe to do so.
12. GermanyRomain GrosjeanHaasQGearbox changeFive-place grid drop
12. GermanyCarlos Sainz JnrToro RossoQImpedingFelipe MassaThree-place grid drop, 2 penalty pointsCar 55 impeded car 19 in turn 2.
12. GermanyNico HulkenbergForce IndiaQIncorrect tyres fittedOne-place grid dropThe team returned electronically the wrong set of tyres and used these during Q1.
12. GermanyNico RosbergMercedesRForced a car off the trackMax VerstappenFive-second time penalty, 2 penalty pointsCar 6 forced car 33 off the track in turn 6 and gained a lasting advantage.
12. GermanyRomain GrosjeanHaasRForced a car off the trackKevin MagnussenNo action takenCar 8 did not gain a lasting advantage from the incident and had out braked himself into turn 8
13. BelgiumMarcus EricssonSauberP1Used sixth power unit elementTen-place grid drop
13. BelgiumLewis HamiltonMercedesP1Used sixth power unit elements15-place grid drop
13. BelgiumFernando AlonsoMcLarenP2Used sixth power unit elements35-place grid drop
13. BelgiumLewis HamiltonMercedesP2Used seventh power unit elements15-place grid drop
13. BelgiumLewis HamiltonMercedesP3Used eighth power unit elements25-place grid drop
13. BelgiumEsteban GutierrezHaasP3ImpedingPascal WehrleinFive-place grid drop, 3 penalty pointsCar 21 impeded car 94 in turn 4, due to the large speed differential between the cars and the position of car 21 on the track, the stewards regard this as dangerous.
13. BelgiumKevin MagnussenRenaultP3ImpedingSebastian VettelNo action takenAfter hearing from both drivers, the stewards agreed that no further action should be taken.
13. BelgiumFelipe NasrSauberQLeft the trackLap time deleted
13. BelgiumKevin MagnussenRenaultQLeft the trackLap time deleted
13. BelgiumFernando AlonsoMcLarenQUsed seventh power unit elements25-place grid drop
13. BelgiumLewis HamiltonMercedesQGearbox changeFive-place grid dropAfter hearing from the Technical Delegate that the seal was removed under supervision, the removal of the seal was therefore not in breach of the Pre-Race Parc Ferme regulations
13. BelgiumFelipe NasrSauberRLeft the trackFive-second time penaltyThe driver having overtaken car 31 on the outside under braking, could not complete the move without running wide between turns five and six.
14. ItalyRomain GrosjeanHaasQGearbox changeFive-place grid drop
14. ItalyEsteban OconManorQGearbox changeFive-place grid drop
14. ItalyEsteban OconManorQGearbox changeFive-place grid drop
14. ItalyFelipe NasrSauberRCaused a collisionJolyon PalmerTen-second time penalty, 2 penalty pointsThe driver of car 12 did not allow car 30 sufficient room on the outside of the corner, closing the gap when car 30 was alongside, therefore causing a collision.
14. ItalyDaniil KvyatToro RossoRPit lane speedingFive-second time penalty
15. SingaporeSergio PerezForce IndiaQYellow flag speedingFive-place grid drop, 3 penalty pointsThe driver of car 11 failed to reduce his speed significantly and be prepared to change direction or stop as required under Art2.4.5.1(b) when double yellow flags were being waved at both Turns 9 and 10. The Stewards took into consideration the fact that the driver had two corners in which to slow down significantly and failed to do so and both of which were blind corners (including one where the accident had taken place and where the damaged car was still in the barriers) and where the driver would not have known if the track had a hazard wholly or partly blocking the track and/or marshals working on or beside the track.
15. SingaporeSergio PerezForce IndiaQOvertook under yellow flagsThree-place grid dropCar 11 overtook car 21 whilst yellow flags were displayed.
15. SingaporeSebastian VettelFerrariQUsed sixth power unit elements20-place grid drop
15. SingaporeSebastian VettelFerrariQGearbox changeFive-place grid drop
15. SingaporeRomain GrosjeanHaasQGearbox changeFive-place grid drop
15. SingaporeEsteban OconManorROvertook under the Safety CarFelipe NasrFive-second time penalty, 2 penalty pointsCar 31 overtook car 12 behind the safety car.
15. SingaporeValtteri BottasWilliamsRUnsafe releaseSebastian VettelNo action takenCar 77 was released from the pit stop bringing the car alongside car 5, the driver of car 77 realised the potential for a collision so took the necessary action in braking and dropped back behind car 5. The Stewards therefore agreed that no further action should be taken.
15. SingaporeNico HulkenbergForce IndiaRCaused a collisionDaniil KvyatNo action takenThe Stewards examined the evidence and conclude that no driver was wholly or predominately to blame for the collision.
16. MalaysiaFernando AlonsoMcLarenP1Used seventh and eighth power unit elements30-place grid penalty
16. MalaysiaFernando AlonsoMcLarenP3Used ninth power unit elements15-place grid penalty
16. MalaysiaEsteban OconManorRPit lane speedingFive-second time penalty
16. MalaysiaEsteban OconManorRPit lane speedingFive-second time penalty
16. MalaysiaNico RosbergMercedesRCaused a collisionKimi RaikkonenTen-second time penalty, 2 penalty pointsCar six collided with car seven in turn two.
16. MalaysiaSebastian VettelFerrariRCaused a collisionNico RosbergThree-place grid drop, 2 penalty pointsHaving thoroughly reviewed the video and having spoken to the driver concerned, the Stewards determined that although the cars involved in the incident were all moving at relatively similar speeds, the driver of Car 5 made a small error entering to the inside of turn 1 that led to the contact with Car 6. As a consequence, Car 6 was caused to spin from second place and loose multiple positions, which the Stewards determined was predominantly the fault of the driver of Car 5 and therefore ordered the penalty above for causing a collision.
16. MalaysiaEsteban GutierrezHaasRUnsafe release€5,000 fineHaving reviewed the audio from the car, the available data and spoken to the driver and team concerned, the Stewards were satisfied that the driver Gutierrez did not know that he was driving the car in an unsafe condition. It appears that a mechanical failure led to the wheel being able to be tightly fitted to the car while not actually attached correctly. An additional failure occurred in turn one under braking, but the wheel was still retained in an abnormal way until it appears that the failure of the rim blew the wheel past the retention devices. Having spoken with the Technical Delegate, the Stewards were satisfied that the retention devices operated within their required design limits. However, as some function of the design, part failure or fitting allowed the wheel to come loose on the track, which is considered a serious safety issue, the Stewards determined that this led to the car being released in an unsafe condition. In addition to the fine above, the Stewards order that the team provide the Technical Delegate with a report on the failure and all corrective actions.
17. JapanPascal WehrleinManorP3Gearbox changeFive-place grid drop
17. JapanKevin MagnussenRenaultQExceeded the maximum permitted time between the two safety car lines.Driver reprimandAs no driver was impeded, the Stewards consider a reprimand to be sufficient in this case.
17. JapanFelipe MassaWilliamsQExceeded the maximum permitted time between the two safety car lines.Driver reprimandAs no driver was impeded, the Stewards consider a reprimand to be sufficient in this case.
17. JapanJenson ButtonMcLarenQUsed sixth power unit components35-place grid drop
17. JapanKimi RaikkonenFerrariQGearbox changeFive-place grid drop
18. United StatesSebastian VettelFerrariP2Crossed the pit entry lineDriver reprimandThe driver did not stay to the left of the bollard at the pit entry, as required in the Race Director’s Event Notes.
18. United StatesEsteban OconManorRForced a car off the trackFelipe NasrNo action takenCar 31 had the racing line, car 12 left the track to avoid a collision in turn 15.
18. United StatesNico HulkenbergForce IndiaRCaused a collisionValtteri BottasNo action takenThe stewards examined the evidence and conclude that no driver was wholly or predominately to blame for the collision.Sebastian Vettel also involved.
18. United StatesDaniil KvyatToro RossoRCaused a collisionSergio PerezTen-second time penalty, 2 penalty pointsCar 26 collided with the rear of car 11 in the braking zone in turn 11
18. United StatesKimi RaikkonenFerrariRUnsafe release€5,000 fineThe car was released before all the mechanics had finished fitting all wheels correctly. As the car was not classified a fine is imposed
18. United StatesFernando AlonsoMcLarenRCaused a collisionFelipe MassaNo action taken
18. United StatesKevin MagnussenRenaultRLeft the trackDaniil KvyatFive-second time penalty, 2 penalty pointsCar 20 overtook car 26 by leaving the track at turn 12.
19. MexicoRomain GrosjeanHaasQFloor change under Parc Ferme conditionsPit lane start
19. MexicoCarlos Sainz JnrToro RossoRForced a car off the trackFernando AlonsoFive-second time penalty, 1 penalty pointCar 55 forced car 14 off the track in breach of Article 38.1 e) of the FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations.
19. MexicoMax VerstappenRed BullRLeft the trackSebastian VettelFive-second time penalty, 1 penalty pointCar 33 left the track at turn 1. The Stewards considered that by leaving the track the driver was able to retain his position and hence, gained a lasting advantage.
19. MexicoEsteban GutierrezHaasRInvolved in an incidentNo action taken
19. MexicoPascal WehrleinManorRInvolved in an incidentNo action taken
19. MexicoMarcus EricssonSauberRInvolved in an incidentNo action taken
19. MexicoNico RosbergMercedesRCaused a collisionNo action taken
19. MexicoMax VerstappenRed BullRCaused a collisionNo action taken
19. MexicoDaniil KvyatToro RossoRLeft the trackRomain GrosjeanFive-second time penalty, 1 penalty pointCar 26 left the track at turn 12 and passed car 8 off the track, rejoined and stayed in front.
19. MexicoSebastian VettelFerrariRDriving dangerously or erraticallyDaniel RicciardoTen-second time penalty, 2 penalty pointsThe stewards paid particular attention to the Race Directors Notes from the US Grand Prix (v2) and from this event (point 18). Notwithstanding the F1 Commission directive to “let the drivers race” we note the concern that has been expressed about manoeuvrers involving a change of direction under braking as expressed at the Drivers Briefing at the US Grand Prix and in the Race Director’s Notes from the US Grand Prix and this event. The telemetry and video evidence shows that the driver of Car 5 did change direction under braking. Article 27.5 and the Race Director’s Notes have essentially three criteria that determine a breach 1) Driving in a manner potentially dangerous 2) An abnormal change of direction 3) Another driver having to take evasive action The video footage, including the close circuit footage, the broadcast vision, both drivers’ on board cameras plus the telemetry show that there was an abnormal change of direction by Car 5 and this was considered to be potentially dangerous in view of the proximity of the wheels of each car. The video evidence clearly shows that Car 3 had to take evasive action as a result. Accordingly as all three criteria have been met, the driver of Car 5 is guilty of a breach of Article 27.5
20. BrazilCarlos Sainz JnrToro RossoP2Driving dangerously or erraticallyKimi RaikkonenNo action takenHaving reviewed the video footage, telemetry, radio broadcasts by the teams and having spoken to the teams and drivers involved, the Stewards determined that no further action was necessary. On the lap concerned both drivers had aborted their lap at about Turn 9. Following the abort, both drivers agreed that they were setting up for what they were doing next, not quite understanding what the other was doing. On the uphill prior to the pit entry, Sainz’s car was initially at a similar speed to Raikkonen, then having entered harvesting mode, did not accelerate at the same rate as Raikkonen. Raikkonen then had to go around Sainz to enter the pits, and because of his greater speed he was able to do so safely. He did  enter the pit lane prior to the beginning of the white pit entry line. Both drivers agreed that the did not have to take any avoiding action. The Stewards are satisfied that neither driver drove unnecessarily slowly, erratically or potentially dangerously.
20. BrazilEsteban OconManorQImpedingJolyon PalmerThree-place grid drop, 2 penalty pointsAt the end of the Q1 session, the Driver of Car 31 (Ocon) was on a slow lap having aborted his lap previously, while the Driver of Car 30 (Palmer) was on a fast lap. Entering the braking area of Turn 4 Ocon stayed on the racing line at the moment when Palmer was approaching, forcing Palmer off the racing line. At that time, Ocon was on the radio with his team, who did not inform him of the approaching car. When Ocon did see Palmer, he moved as far as possible to the right to avoid a dangerous situation, but the Stewards concluded these were not mitigating factors, and that Ocon clearly impeded Palmer.
20. BrazilFelipe MassaWilliamsROvertook under the Safety CarEsteban GutierrezFive-second time penalty, 2 penalty pointsCar 19 overtook car 21 before reaching the safety car line 1 as the safety car period was ending. The stewards took into consideration the limited visibility.
20. BrazilDaniel RicciardoRed BullREntered a closed pit entryFive-second time penaltyCar 3 entered the pit entry when it was closed. The stewards took into consideration the limited visibility of the light panel indicating the pit entry was closed, the very short time the driver may have had to see it, as well as the few seconds the team had to react to the message sent on the official messaging system.
21. Abu DhabiJolyon PalmerRenaultRCaused a collisionCarlos Sainz JnrFive-second time penalty, 2 penalty pointsCar 30 collided with the rear of car 55 in the braking zone in turn 17.

12 comments on “2016 F1 penalties index”

  1. Can you add to the list the amount of penalty points from last year which are still part of their tally?

    Verstappen 8 (2/May 24, 3/Jul 26, 3/Nov 29)
    Grosjean 4 (2/Jun 7, 2/Jul 26)
    Ericsson 4 (2/Jun 21, 2/Sep 5)
    Vettel 3 (Jun 6)
    Räikkönen 3 (Oct 11)
    Kvyat 2 (Jul 26)
    Bottas 2 (Nov 13)
    Hülkenberg 2 (Sep 20)
    Hamilton 2 (Jul 26)
    Nasr 2 (Nov 14)
    Alonso 2 (Nov 29)

    Of the drivers who competed in 2015 and are currently not in F1, Maldonado has 3 (2/Jul 26, 1/Nov 15)

  2. Where can I find a list of how many laps each driver has completed this season (2016)
    Please let me know.

  3. Is it normal for typical F1 drivers to be getting an investigation into their actions every other race?

  4. When are you going to post the penalties list for round 13 Belgium?

  5. Where can I find update on remaining power units elements for the rest of season (penalty free)???

  6. hi , some remarks for the penalties on the italian gp:

    – ocon only has one penalty for a gearbox change (i.s.o. 2)
    – there are 2 penalties for gutierrez for pitlane speeding missing
    – there is 1 penalty for perez pitlane speeding missing

  7. I dont see why same offence gets different punishment for different drivers.

  8. Singapore “overtaking under safety car” Is that supposed to be Ocon in the Manor or Guttierez in the Haas?

    1. It was Ocon. How I saw it, he and Nasr (who was slightly ahead) were going side-by-side into turn 5 when the SC signal came. Ocon emerged ahead though. The situation explains though why the penalty was so lenient.

  9. Graham Sinclair
    4th September 2018, 16:14

    Should Vettel have a penalty for driving the wrong way in the Italien GP 2018 after his first lap problem with Hamiton ?

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