Connect with us

2018 F1

Ricciardo handed 3-place grid drop penalty for red flag violation

Published

on

2018 Australian Grand Prix: Home hero Daniel Ricciardo handed a three-place grid penalty at the Australian Grand Prix following being ruled to have gone too fast under red flag conditions during practice.

The Australian was also received two penalty points on his license for the break which the stewards said had the potential to be “extremely serious”.

“The stewards reviewed the data and found that Ricciardo did in fact fail to stay above the minimum time set by the FIA ECU in the penultimate and final marshalling sectors,” the said in a statement.

“The stewards also found that Ricciardo slowed by as much as 175kph from his fast times at turn 12 and was consistently and significantly slower in the final three turns, indicating that he was fully complying with the requirements of Appendix H of the International Sporting Code. However, he admitted an error in reading his dash and was slightly below the minimum time.

“As the regulation states, [Article] 31.6 was added this year to ensure that drivers reduce speed sufficiently during a red flag. Breach of this regulations is seen to be an extremely serious matter. However, in this case, the stewards thoroughly reviewed the breach and found that the driver slowed significantly, such that no danger was created, and that the driver proceeded with due care. The stewards therefore are imposing a lesser penalty than usual, and impose a three grid place penalty and two penalty points.”

Ricciardo “admitted an error in reading his dash and was slightly below the minimum time”.

Loading...

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2019 F16 hours ago

Overtaking still very hard in 2019 – Verstappen

Max Verstappen has joined those who don’t think the 2019 rule changes have made overtaking easier. Lewis Hamilton said in...

2019 F16 hours ago

‘Finally I have a race car’ – Stroll

Lance Stroll is delighted to once again have “a race car”. The 2016 European F3 champion made his F1 debut...

2019 F16 hours ago

Haas drivers slam new point for fastest lap rule

Haas’ two F1 drivers have slammed the new ‘point for fastest lap’ rule in F1. But Ross Brawn, Liberty Media’s...

2019 F16 hours ago

Hamilton bored behind Bottas in Melbourne – Vettel

Lewis Hamilton says it’s “great” to discover after the Australian grand prix that his car was damaged. Despite starting from...

2019 F18 hours ago

Bottas can be world champion in 2019 – Rosberg

Nico Rosberg thinks Valtteri Bottas can keep charging towards the world championship in 2019. Written off after his bad 2018...

2019 F18 hours ago

Honda to be a force in 2019 – Hakkinen

Red Bull-Honda looks set to be a “force” in formula one. That is the view of former two-time world champion...

2019 F11 day ago

Mercedes not opposed to budget cap – Wolff

Mercedes is not opposed to the introduction of a budget cap in formula one. Earlier, based on an interview in...

2019 F11 day ago

There is more to come – Helmut Marko

Honda is promising more power, and Red Bull is determined to improve its chassis after the new works pairing impressed...

2019 F11 day ago

Overtaking no easier in 2019 – Grosjean

Overtaking has not become easier with the new-for-2019 front wing designs. In a bid to help drivers to follow and...

2019 F11 day ago

Former Bottas sponsor not responding to Bottas comments

Valtteri Bottas’ former long-time sponsor is not commenting on whether he thinks the Mercedes’ driver’s comments were specifically addressed to...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media