Verstappen receives three penalty points

Monday 30th November, 2015 - 11:01am


Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen has been handed three penalty points on his licence as a result of two separate driving infringements during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The Toro Rosso driver was demoted from 12th to 16th position after receiving a 20 second time penalty for ignoring blue flags, which followed a five second penalty for gaining an advantage by exceeding track limits.

After reviewing the incidents, stewards chose to issue two penalty points for the blue flag infringement with a single point awarded for the incident that saw Verstappen pass Jenson Button while off the race track.

Verstappen has accrued eight penalty points this year and is just four away from receiving a one race ban.

Any driver that collects 12 penalty points during a 12 month period will earn a one race ban.

Revised Result Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix  

Position Driver Team Laps Gap
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 55
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 55 +8.271s
3 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 55 +19.430s
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 55 +43.735s
5 Sergio Pérez Force India/Mercedes 55 +1:03.952s
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 55 +1:05.010s
7 Nico Hülkenberg Force India/Mercedes 55 +1:33.618s
8 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 55 +1:37.751s
9 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 55 +1:38.201s
10 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 55 +1:42.371s
11 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 55 +1:43.525s
12 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 54 +1 Lap
13 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 54 +1 Lap
14 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 54 +1 Lap
15 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 54 +1 Lap
16 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 54 +1 Lap
17 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 53 +2 Laps
18 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 53 +2 Laps
19 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 52 +3 Laps
DNF Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 0 Collision comment policy

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