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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 Max Verstappen have been given the most penalty points by the stewards, with twenty one, but this counts expired points. Sergio Pérez and Marcus Ericsson are so far the only drivers to incur penalty points in all five seasons since they were introduced.

In the FIA Sporting Regulations[]

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 issuances[]

Last updated on 21 Nov 2021

Currently on license[]

Pos No. Driver Points Event Date Points Reason
1 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez 7 2021 Emilia-Romagna GP 18 Apr 2021 2 Overtaking two cars under safety car
2021 Austrian GP 04 Jul 2021 2 Forced Charles Leclerc off the track on turn 4
2 Forced Charles Leclerc off the track on turn 6
2021 Italian GP 12 Sep 2021 1 Left the track and gained a lasting advantage
2 6 Canada Nicholas Latifi 6 2021 Azerbaijan GP 06 June 2021 3 Not entering pit lane as instructed during safety car period
2021 Austrian GP 04 Jul 2021 3 Not respecting double waved yellow flags
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel 6 2021 Bahrain GP 28 Mar 2021 3 Failing to respect yellow flags during qualifying
2 Causing a collision with Esteban Ocon
2021 Austrian GP 03 Jul 2021 1 Impeding Alonso during qualifying
9 Russian Automobile Federation Nikita Mazepin 6 2021 Portuguese GP 02 May 2021 1 Ignoring blue flags and impeding Sergio Perez
2021 Spanish GP 08 May 2021 1 Impeding Lando Norris during qualifying
2021 Austrian GP 04 Jul 2021 3 Not respecting double waved yellow flags
2021 Italian GP 12 Sep 2021 1 Causing a collision with Schumacher at Turn 4
22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda 6 2021 Emilia-Romagna GP 18 Apr 2021 1 Violating track limits
2021 Styrian GP 27 Jun 2021 1 Impeding Valtteri Bottas during qualifying
2021 Austrian GP 04 Jul 2021 1 Crossing the white line at pit entry
1 Crossing the white line at pit entry again
2021 São Paulo GP 14 Nov 2021 2 Causing a collision with Lance Stroll
6 18 Canada Lance Stroll 5 2021 Emilia-Romagna GP 18 Apr 2021 1 Violating track limits while overtaking Pierre Gasly
2021 Hungarian GP 1 Aug 2021 2 Causing an avoidable collision in Turn 1
2021 Russian GP 26 Sep 2021 2 Causing a collision with Pierre Gasly in Turn 8
4 United Kingdom Lando Norris 5 2021 Azerbaijan GP 05 Jun 2021 3 Failing to pit on a red flag in Q1
2021 Austrian GP 04 Jul 2021 2 Forced Sergio Perez off the track
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas 5 2021 Styrian GP 27 Jun 2021 2 Dangerous driving in the pit lane
2021 Hungarian GP 1 Aug 2021 2 Causing an avoidable collision in Turn 1
2021 Qatar GP 21 Nov 2021 1 Failing to respect single yellow flag
9 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen 4 2021 Italian GP 12 Sep 2021 2 Causing a collision with Lewis Hamilton
2021 Qatar GP 21 Nov 2021 2 Failing to respect double yellow flag
10 10 France Pierre Gasly 3 2021 Spanish GP 09 May 2021 2 Gasly was out of position at the start of race
2021 Turkish GP 10 Oct 2021 1 Causing a collision with Fernando Alonso
99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi 3 2021 Austrian GP 04 Jul 2021 2 Overtaking during safety car period
2021 Italian GP 12 Sep 2021 1 Rejoining the track in an unsafe manner
12 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc 2 2020 Sakhir GP 06 Dec 2020 2 Collided with Perez, causing Verstappen to take avoiding action and hit a barrier during the race
14 Spain Fernando Alonso 2 2021 Turkish GP 10 Oct 2021 2 Causing a collision with Mick Schumacher
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 2 2021 Austrian GP 4 Jul 2021 2 Causing a collision with Sebastian Vettel
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2 2021 British GP 18 Jul 2021 2 Causing a collision with Max Verstappen
16 31 France Esteban Ocon 1 2021 Italian GP 12 Sep 2021 1 Causing a collision with Sebastian Vettel
63 United Kingdom George Russell 1 2021 British GP 17 Jul 2021 1 Causing a collision with Carlos Sainz during F1 Sprint

Expired[]

Driver Points Event Date Points Reason
Thailand Alexander Albon 8 2019 Italian GP 8 Sep 2019 1 Left the track and gained an advantage
2020 British GP 2 Aug 2020 2 Causing a collision involving Kevin Magnussen[1]
2020 Italian GP 6 Sep 2020 2 Causing a collision with Romain Grosjean[2]
2020 Russian GP 27 Sep 2020 1 Failure to follow Race Director’s instruction in turn 2
2020 Eifel GP 11 Oct 2020 2 Causing a collision with Daniil Kvyat
Italy Antonio Giovinazzi 7 2020 Monaco GP 18 May 2019 1 Impeding Nico Hülkenberg during qualifying
19 May 2019 2 Involved in an incident with Robert Kubica
2020 Hungarian GP 3 Aug 2019 1 Impeding Lance Stroll during qualifying
2020 British GP 2 Aug 2020 1 Failure to slow under the safety car during the race
2020 Italian GP 6 Sep 2020 2 10-second stop/go penalty for entering the pit lane while closed
United Kingdom George Russell 7 2019 Austrian GP 29 Jun 2019 1 Impeding Daniil Kvyat during qualifying
2020 British GP 02 Aug 2020 3 Neglecting double yellow flag in Q2
2020 Turkish GP 15 Nov 2020 3 Neglecting double yellow flag in Q1
Monaco Charles Leclerc 3 2019 Japanese GP 13 Oct 2019 2 Involved in an incident with Max Verstappen
2020 Styrian GP 11 Jul 2020 1 Impeding Kvyat during qualifying
United Kingdom Lando Norris 5 2020 Stryian GP 12 Jul 2020 2 Neglecting yellow flag in FP1
2020 Turkish GP 15 Nov 2020 3 Neglecting double yellow flag in Q1
Spain Fernando Alonso 4 2015 Abu Dhabi GP 29 Nov 2015 2 Causing a collision
2017 Japanese GP 08 Oct 2017 2 Ignoring blue flags
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 18 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
2017 United States GP 22 Oct 2017 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
France Pierre Gasly 2 2018 Chinese GP 15 Apr 2018 2 Causing a collision

France Romain Grosjean

14 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
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
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
New Zealand Brendon Hartley 4 2018 Bahrain GP 08 Apr 2018 2 Causing a collision
2 Overtaking under the safety car
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 10 2015 Hungarian GP 26 Jul 2015 2 Causing a collision
2017 Bahrain GP 16 Apr 2017 2 Driving unnecessarily slowly
2020 Austrian GP 05 Jul 2020 2 Failure to slow for single-waved yellow flags during qualifying
2 Collision with Alex Albon during the race
2020 Italian GP 06 Sep 2020 2 10-second stop/go penalty for entering the pit lane while closed
Indonesia Rio Haryanto 2

2016 Australian GP

19 Mar 2016 2 Collided with another car in the pit lane
Germany Nico Hülkenberg 11 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
2017 Abu Dhabi GP 26 Nov 2017 1 Gaining an advantage
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 16 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
2017 United States GP 21 Oct 2017 1 Impeding another driver
2018 Azerbaijan GP 29 Apr 2018 2 Causing a collision
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
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
Spain Roberto Merhi 2 2015 Chinese GP 12 Apr 2015 2 Speeding under the safety car
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 5 2016 Singapore GP 18 Sep 2016 2 Overtaking under the safety car
2016 Brazilian GP 12 Nov 2016 2 Blocking another driver
70th Anniversary GP 08 Aug 2020 1 Impeding Russell during qualifying
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 12 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
2018 Azerbaijan GP 29 Apr 2018 2 Overtaking under the safety car
2020 Spanish GP 16 Aug 2020 1 Ignored blue flags during the race
2020 Tuscan GP 11 Sep 2020 1 Caused a collision with Raikkonen in FP2
Finland Kimi Räikkönen 9 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
2020 Hungarian GP 19 Jul 2020 1 Car was out of position at the start of the race
2020 Tuscan GP 13 Sep 2020 1 Failure to enter the pit lane to the right of the white line during the race
2020 Eifel GP 11 Oct 2020 2 Causing a collision with George Russell
Australia Daniel Ricciardo 3 2018 Australian GP 23 Mar 2018 2 Speeding under red flags
2020 Russian GP 27 Sep 2020 1 Violating track limits
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. 10 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
2020 Turkish GP 14 Nov 2020 1 Impeded Perez during qualifying
Russia Sergey Sirotkin 2 2018 Azerbaijan GP 29 Apr 2018 2 Causing a collision
Canada Lance Stroll 4

2017 United States GP

21 Oct 2017 1 Impeding another driver
2020 Portuguese GP 25 Oct 2020 2 Causing a collision with Lando Norris
1 Violating track limits
Germany Adrian Sutil 2 2014 Bahrain GP 05 Apr 2014 2 Forcing a driver off track
Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne 6 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

2018 Spanish GP

13 May 2018 1 Corner cutting
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 21 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
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
2018 Japanese GP 07 Oct 2018 1 Rejoining the track in an unsafe manner
2019 Monaco GP 26 May 2019 2 Unsafe release
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

Totals[]

Pos Driver Points Years received
1 France Romain Grosjean 21 2014 (2) • 2015 (4) • 2017 (6) • 2018 (7) • 2019 (2)
Netherlands Max Verstappen 21 2015 (8) • 2016 (1) • 2017 (3) • 2018 (7) • 2019 (2)
3 Russia Daniil Kvyat 19 2015 (2) • 2016 (8) • 2017 (7) • 2019 (2)
4 Sweden Marcus Ericsson 18 2014 (5) • 2015 (4) • 2016 (2) • 2017 (2) • 2018 (5)
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel 17 2015 (3) • 2016 (6) • 2017 (3) • 2018 (5) • 2019 (9)
Denmark Kevin Magnussen 17 2014 (4) • 2016 (4) • 2017 (6) • 2018 (2) • 2019 (1)
Mexico Sergio Pérez 17 2014 (2) • 2015 (2) • 2016 (3) • 2017 (3) • 2018 (5)
2020 (2)
8 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 14 2015 (4) • 2016 (2) • 2017 (5) • 2018 (3)
Finland Kimi Räikkönen 14 2015 (3) • 2016 (2) • 2017 (3) • 2018 (2) • 2020 (4)
10 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. 13 2016 (5) • 2017 (4) • 2018 (3) • 2020 (1)
11 Finland Valtteri Bottas 12 2014 (2) • 2015 (2) • 2016 (4) • 2018 (4)
Canada Lance Stroll 12 2017 (1) • 2018 (7) • 2019 (1) • 2020 (3)
13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 11 2014 (5) • 2015 (6)
France Esteban Ocon 11 2016 (4) • 2018 (6) • 2020 (1)
15 Spain Fernando Alonso 10 2015 (2) • 2017 (2) • 2018 (6)
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 10 2015 (2) • 2017 (2) • 2020 (6)
17 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez 8 2014 (1) • 2016 (7)
Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne 8 2017 (5) • 2018 (3)
Thailand Alexander Albon 8 2019 (1) • 2020 (7)
20 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi 7 2019 (4) • 2020 (3)
United Kingdom George Russell 7 2019 (1) • 2020 (6)
22 New Zealand Brendon Hartley 6 2018 (6)
United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer 6 2016 (2) • 2017 (4)
Germany Nico Rosberg 6 2016 (6)
Russia Sergey Sirotkin 6 2018 (6)
Germany Pascal Wehrlein 6 2016 (4) • 2017 (2)
27 France Pierre Gasly 5 2018 (4) • 2019 (1)
Brazil Felipe Massa 5 2016 (2) • 2017 (3)
United Kingdom Lando Norris 5 2020 (5)
Australia Daniel Ricciardo 5 2018 (2) • 2019 (2) • 2020 (1)
Monaco Charles Leclerc 5 2019 (2) • 2020 (3)
32 France Jules Bianchi 4 2014 (4)
United Kingdom Jenson Button 4 2015 (2) • 2017 (2)
Brazil Felipe Nasr 4 2015 (2) • 2016 (2)
35 France Jean-Éric Vergne 3 2014 (3)
36 Indonesia Rio Haryanto 2 2016 (2)
Spain Roberto Merhi 2 2015 (2)
Germany Adrian Sutil 2 2014 (2)

Highest totals by season[]

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
Canada Lance Stroll
Netherlands Max Verstappen
United States Haas-Ferrari
United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes
Austria Red Bull-Renault
7
2019 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 9
2020 Thailand Alexander Albon Austria Red Bull-Honda 7

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