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The Super Licence penalty points system is a method of accruing punishments from incidents in Formula One introduced for the 2014 season. Each Super Licence, which is required to compete in F1, has a maximum of twelve points that can be accrued before action is undertaken on the driver. Points remain on the Super Licence for a period of twelve months before they are removed.

If the twelve-point limit is reached by a driver, the Super Licence will be suspended for the following event, effectively forcing a one-race ban onto the driver. The points will be removed once the driver returns.

No driver has so far reached the twelve point maximum. Romain Grosjean and Marcus Ericsson have been given the most penalty points by the stewards, with eighteen each, but this counts expired points. Grosjean, with nine points, currently has the most points on his licence. Sergio Pérez and Ericsson are so far the only drivers to incur penalty points in all five seasons since they were introduced.

In the FIA Sporting RegulationsEdit

As seen here and more specifically here

4) LICENCES

4.1 All drivers, competitors and officials participating in the Championship must hold a FIA Super Licence. Applications for Super Licences must be made annually to the FIA through the applicant's ASN.

4.2 In accordance with Article 16.3, the stewards may impose penalty points on a driver's Super Licence. If a driver accrues 12 penalty points his licence will be suspended for the following Event, following which 12 points will be removed from the licence. Penalty points will remain on a driver's Super Licence for a period of 12 months after which they will be respectively removed on the 12 month anniversary of their imposition.

16) INCIDENTS

16.3 The stewards may impose any one of the penalties below on any driver involved in an Incident:

a) A five second time penalty. The driver must enter the pit lane, stop at his pit for at least five seconds and then re-join the race. The relevant driver may however elect not to stop, provided he carries out no further pit stop before the end of the race. In such cases five seconds will be added to the elapsed race time of the driver concerned.

b) A drive-through penalty. The driver must enter the pit lane and re-join the race without stopping.

c) A ten second time penalty. The driver must enter the pit lane, stop at his pit for at least ten seconds and then re-join the race.

If either of the three penalties above are imposed during the last three laps, or after the end of a race, Article 16.4b) below will not apply and five seconds will be added to the elapsed race time of the driver concerned in the case of a) above, 20 seconds in the case of b) and 30 seconds in the case of c).

d) A time penalty

e) A reprimand.

If any of the five penalties above are imposed they shall not be subject to appeal.

f) A drop of any number of grid positions at the driver's next Event.

g) Exclusion from the results.

h) Suspension from the driver's next Event.

List of penalty points issuesEdit

Correct as of 16 Sep 2018, after the 2018 Singapore Grand Prix.

On LicenceEdit

Note: Drivers not driving in F1 in 2018 are denoted in italics.

 
Pos No. Driver Points Event Date Points Reason
1 8 France Romain Grosjean 9 2017 Mexican GP 29 Oct 2017 1 Gaining an advantage
2017 Brazilian GP 12 Nov 2017 2 Causing a collision
2018 Spanish GP 13 May 2018 2 Causing a collision
2018 French GP 24 Jun 2018 2 Causing a collision
2018 Singapore GP 16 Sep 2018 2 Ignoring blue flags
2 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson 7 2017 United States GP 22 Oct 2018 2 Causing a collision
2018 Chinese GP 14 Apr 2018 3 Failed to slow for double yellows
2018 Azerbaijan GP 29 Apr 2018 2 Causing a collision
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen 7 2017 United States GP 22 Oct 2017 1 Gaining an advantage
2018 Chinese GP 15 Apr 2018 2 Causing a collision
2018 Italian GP 02 Sep 2018 2 Causing a collision
2018 Russian GP 29 Sep 2018 2 Failing to slow for a single waved yellow flag.
3 35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin 6 2018 Azerbaijan GP 29 Apr 2018 2 Causing a collision
2018 French GP 24 Jun 2018 2 Driving unnecessarily slowly behind the safety car
2018 Singapore GP 16 Sep 2018 2 Forcing a driver off track
4 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez 5 2018 Azerbaijan GP 29 Apr 2018 2 Overtaking under the safety car
2018 Singapore GP 16 Sep 2018 3 Causing a collision
6 10 France Pierre Gasly 4 2018 Chinese GP 15 Apr 2018 2 Causing a collision
2018 British GP 08 Jul 2018 2 Causing a collision
18 Canada Lance Stroll 4 2017 United States GP 21 Oct 2017 1 Impeding another driver
2018 Austrian GP 01 Jul 2018 3 Ignoring blue flags
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 4 2017 Abu Dhabi GP 26 Nov 2017 1 Gaining an advantage
2018 Belgian GP 26 Aug 2018 3 Causing a collision
28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley 4 2018 Bahrain GP 08 Apr 2018 2 Causing a collision
2 Overtaking under the safety car
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas 4 2018 Hungarian GP 29 Jul 2018 2 Causing a collision
2018 Belgian GP 26 Aug 2018 2 Causing a collision
11 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel 3 2018 French GP 24 Jun 2018 2 Causing a collision
2018 Austrian GP 30 Jun 2018 1 Impeding another driver
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 3 2017 United States GP 21 Oct 2017 1 Impeding another driver
2018 Azerbaijan GP 29 Apr 2018 2 Causing a collision
13 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 2 2018 Australian GP 23 Mar 2018 2 Speeding under red flags
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 2 2018 British GP 08 Jul 2018 2 Causing a collision
14 Spain Fernando Alonso 2 2017 Japanese GP 08 Oct 2017 2 Ignoring blue flags
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. 2 2018 German GP 22 Jul 2018 2 Overtaking under the safety car
17 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne 1 2018 Spanish GP 13 May 2018 1 Corner cutting

ExpiredEdit

Driver Points Event Date Points Reason
Spain Fernando Alonso 2 2015 Abu Dhabi GP 29 Nov 2015 2 Causing a collision
France Jules Bianchi 4 2014 Malaysian GP 30 Mar 2014 2 Causing a collision
2014 Bahrain GP 06 Apr 2014 2 Causing a collision
Finland Valtteri Bottas 8 2014 Malaysian GP 29 Mar 2014 2 Impeding other cars
2015 Brazilian GP 13 Nov 2015 2 Overtaking under red flags
2016 Bahrain GP 03 Apr 2016 2 Causing a collision
2016 Monaco GP 29 May 2016 2 Causing a collision
United Kingdom Jenson Button 4 2015 Chinese GP 12 Apr 2015 2 Causing a collision
2017 Monaco GP 28 May 2017 2 Causing a collision
Sweden Marcus Ericsson 11 2014 Monaco GP 24 May 2014 2 Causing a collision
2014 Italian GP 06 Sep 2014 3 Failed to slow for double yellows
2015 Austrian GP 21 Jun 2015 2 False start
2015 Italian GP 05 Sep 2015 2 Impeding another driver
2016 Monaco GP 29 May 2016 2 Causing a collision
France Romain Grosjean 9 2014 Russian GP 12 Oct 2014 2 Causing a collision
2015 Canadian GP 07 Jun 2015 2 Causing a collision
2015 Hungarian GP 26 Jul 2015 2 Unsafe pit stop release
2017 Chinese GP 08 Apr 2017 3 Failed to slow for double yellows
Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez 8 2014 United States GP 02 Nov 2014 1 Speeding under the safety car
2016 Russian GP 01 May 2016 2 Causing a collision
2016 Hungarian GP 24 Jul 2016 2 Ignoring blue flags
2016 Belgian GP 27 Aug 2016 3 Impeding another driver
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 4 2015 Hungarian GP 26 Jul 2015 2 Causing a collision
2017 Bahrain GP 16 Apr 2017 2 Driving unnecessarily slowly
Indonesia Rio Haryanto 2 2016 Australian GP 19 Mar 2016 2 Collided with another car in the pit lane
Germany Nico Hülkenberg 10 2015 Malaysian GP 29 Mar 2015 2 Causing a collision
2015 Singapore GP 20 Sep 2015 2 Causing a collision
2016 Chinese GP 17 Apr 2016 2 Driving unnecessarily slowly in the pit entry
2017 Chinese GP 09 Apr 2017 2 Overtaking under the virtual safety car
2 Overtaking under the safety car
Russia Daniil Kvyat 17 2015 Hungarian GP 26 Jul 2015 2 Gaining an advantage
2016 Russian GP 01 May 2016 3 Causing collisions
2016 Monaco GP 29 May 2016 2 Causing a collision
2016 United States GP 23 Oct 2016 2 Causing a collision
2016 Mexican GP 30 Oct 2016 1 Gaining an advantage
2017 Canadian GP 11 Jun 2017 2 Lining up incorrectly on the grid
2017 Austrian GP 09 Jul 2017 2 Causing a collision
2017 British GP 16 Jul 2017 2 Causing a collision
2017 Hungarian GP 29 Jul 2017 1 Impeding another driver
Denmark Kevin Magnussen 13 2014 Malaysian GP 30 Mar 2014 2 Causing a collision
2014 Belgian GP 24 Aug 2014 2 Forcing a driver off track
2016 Spanish GP 15 May 2016 2 Causing a collision
2016 United States GP 23 Oct 2016 2 Gaining an advantage
2017 Russian GP 30 Apr 2017 1 Corner cutting
2017 Canadian GP 11 Jun 2017 2 Overtaking under the virtual safety car
2017 Hungarian GP 30 Jul 2017 2 Forcing a driver off track
Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 11 2014 Bahrain GP 06 Apr 2014 3 Causing a collision
2014 Spanish GP 11 May 2014 1 Causing a collision
2014 United States GP 02 Nov 2014 1 Speeding under the safety car
2015 Malaysian GP 29 Mar 2015 3 Speeding under the safety car
2015 Hungarian GP 26 Jul 2015 2 Causing a collision
2015 Brazilian GP 15 Nov 2015 1 Causing a collision
Spain Roberto Merhi 2 2015 Chinese GP 12 Apr 2015 2 Speeding under the safety car
Brazil Felipe Massa 5 2016 Brazilian GP 13 Nov 2016 2 Overtaking under the safety car
2017 Belgian GP 26 Aug 2017 3 Failed to slow for double yellows
Brazil Felipe Nasr 4 2015 Brazilian GP 14 Nov 2015 2 Impeding another driver
2016 Italian GP 04 Sep 2016 2 Causing a collision
France Esteban Ocon 4 2016 Singapore GP 18 Sep 2016 2 Overtaking under the safety car
2016 Brazilian GP 12 Nov 2016 2 Blocking another driver
United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer 6 2016 Abu Dhabi GP 27 Nov 2016 2 Causing a collision
2017 Chinese GP 08 Apr 2017 3 Failed to slow for double yellows
2017 Italian GP 03 Sep 2017 1 Gaining an advantage
Mexico Sergio Pérez 10 2014 United States GP 02 Nov 2014 2 Causing a collision
2015 Malaysian GP 29 Mar 2015 2 Causing a collision
2016 Singapore GP 17 Sep 2016 3 Failed to slow for double yellows
2017 Monaco GP 28 May 2017 2 Causing a collision
2017 Belgian GP 27 Aug 2017 1 Gaining an advantage
Finland Kimi Räikkönen 8 2015 Russian GP 11 Oct 2015 3 Causing a collision
2016 European GP 19 Jun 2016 2 Crossing the pit entry line
2017 Belgian GP 27 Aug 2017 3 Failed to slow for double yellows
Germany Nico Rosberg 6 2016 Austrian GP 03 Jul 2016 2 Causing a collision
2016 German GP 31 Jul 2016 2 Forcing a driver off track
2016 Malaysian GP 02 Oct 2016 2 Causing a collision
Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. 9 2016 Russian GP 01 May 2016 2 Forcing a driver off track
2016 German GP 30 Jul 2016 2 Impeding another driver
2016 Mexican GP 30 Oct 2016 1 Forcing a driver off track
2017 Bahrain GP 16 Apr 2017 2 Causing a collision
2017 Canadian GP 11 Jun 2017 2 Causing a collision
Germany Adrian Sutil 2 2014 Bahrain GP 05 Apr 2014 2 Forcing a driver off track
Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne 5 2017 Russian GP 30 Apr 2017 1 Corner cutting
2017 Spanish GP 14 May 2017 2 Causing a collision
2017 Austrian GP 09 Jul 2017 2 Ignoring blue flags
France Jean-Éric Vergne 3 2014 German GP 20 Jul 2014 1 Gaining an advantage
2014 United States GP 02 Nov 2014 1 Speeding under the safety car
2014 United States GP 02 Nov 2014 1 Forcing a driver off track
Netherlands Max Verstappen 11 2015 Monaco GP 24 May 2015 2 Causing a collision
2015 Hungarian GP 26 Jul 2015 3 Speeding under the safety car
2015 Abu Dhabi GP 29 Nov 2015 1 Gaining an advantage
2015 Abu Dhabi GP 29 Nov 2015 2 Ignoring blue flags
2016 Mexican GP 30 Oct 2016 1 Gaining an advantage
2017 Hungarian GP 30 Jul 2017 2 Causing a collision
Germany Sebastian Vettel 12 2015 Canadian GP 06 Jun 2015 3 Overtaking under red flags
2016 British GP 10 Jul 2016 2 Forcing a driver off track
2016 Malaysian GP 02 Oct 2016 2 Causing a collision
2016 Mexican GP 30 Oct 2016 2 Driving dangerously
2017 Azerbaijan GP 26 Jun 2017 3 Driving dangerously
Germany Pascal Wehrlein 6 2016 Monaco GP 29 May 2016 2 Going too slow under the virtual safety car
2016 Monaco GP 29 May 2016 2 Ignoring blue flags
2017 Spanish GP 14 May 2017 2 Failing to stay to the right of the pit entry separation bollard

TotalsEdit

Pos Driver Points Years received
1 Sweden Marcus Ericsson 18 2014 (5), 2015 (4), 2016 (2), 2017 (2), 2018 (5)
France Romain Grosjean 18 2014 (2), 2015 (4), 2017 (6), 2018 (6)
3 Russia Daniil Kvyat 17 2015 (2), 2016 (8), 2017 (7)
4 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 16 2014 (4), 2016 (4), 2017 (6), 2018 (2)
Netherlands Max Verstappen 16 2015 (8), 2016 (1), 2017 (3), 2018 (4)
6 Mexico Sergio Pérez 15 2014 (2), 2015 (2), 2016 (3), 2017 (3), 2018 (5)
Germany Sebastian Vettel 15 2015 (3), 2016 (6), 2017 (3), 2018 (3)
8 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 14 2015 (4), 2016 (2), 2017 (5), 2018 (3)
9 Finland Valtteri Bottas 12 2014 (2), 2015 (2), 2016 (4), 2018 (4)
10 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 11 2014 (5), 2015 (6)
Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. 11 2016 (5), 2017 (4), 2018 (2)
12 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 10 2015 (3), 2016 (2), 2017 (3), 2018 (2)
13 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez 8 2014 (1), 2016 (7)
14 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer 6 2016 (2), 2017 (4)
Germany Nico Rosberg 6 2016 (6)
Russia Sergey Sirotkin 6 2018 (6)
Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne 6 2017 (5), 2018 (1)
Germany Pascal Wehrlein 6 2016 (4), 2017 (2)
19 Brazil Felipe Massa 5 2016 (2), 2017 (3)
20 Spain Fernando Alonso 4 2015 (2), 2017 (2)
France Jules Bianchi 4 2014 (4)
United Kingdom Jenson Button 4 2015 (2), 2017 (2)
France Pierre Gasly 4 2018 (4)
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 4 2015 (2), 2017 (2)
New Zealand Brendon Hartley 4 2018 (4)
Brazil Felipe Nasr 4 2015 (2), 2016 (2)
France Esteban Ocon 4 2016 (4)
Canada Lance Stroll 4 2017 (1), 2018 (3)
29 France Jean-Éric Vergne 3 2014 (3)
30 Indonesia Rio Haryanto 2 2016 (2)
Spain Roberto Merhi 2 2015 (2)
Australia Daniel Ricciardo 2 2018 (2)
Germany Adrian Sutil 2 2014 (2)

Highest totals by seasonEdit

Year Driver Team Points
2014 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 5
2015 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 8
2016 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer / Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 8
2017 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso 7
2018 France Romain Grosjean
Russia Sergey Sirotkin
United States Haas-Ferrari
United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes
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