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Verstappen tops in penalty points – close to a race ban

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Max Verstappen demoted to P16 and given three penalty points

Abu Dhabi GP: Max Verstappen demoted to P16 and given three penalty points

Formula 1 youngster, Max Verstappen handed three penalty points on his super-licence in the Abu Dhabi GP and he is on top of the penalty points table – and just four points from an automatic one-race ban.

New rules introduced in 2014, Drivers who reach 12 points in any 12-month period, they will receive an automatic ban for one race.

The Toro Rosso speedy previous points were accrued in Monaco in last May 24, the F1 rookie will be close to a ban for the first five races of 2016 F1, with the Monaco Grand Prix – the sixth round of the season – currently scheduled to take place on May 29.

First, Verstappen was handed a five-second penalty for overtaking Jenson Button via off the track. Second, 20 seconds time-penalty added in his results, following ignoring blue flags when being lapped by Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes in the final stages.

F1 penalty points Standing

Max Verstappen – 8 (Monaco: 2; Hungary 3; Abu Dhabi: 3)
Pastor Maldonado – 6 (Malaysia: 3; Hungary 2; Brazil: 1)
Nico Hulkenberg – 4 (Malaysia: 2; Singapore: 2)
Romain Grosjean – 4 (Canada: 2; Hungary: 2)
Marcus Ericsson – 4 (Austria: 2; Italy 2)
Sebastian Vettel – 3 (Canada)
Kimi Raikkonen – 3 (Russia)
Two points – Sergio Perez, Felipe Nasr, Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, Daniil Kvyat, Lewis Hamilton, Roberto Merhi, Valtteri Bottas
Zero points – Daniel Ricciardo, Nico Rosberg, Felipe Massa, Will Stevens, Carlos Sainz, Alexander Rossi

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