Bad boy Kvyat leads drivers in penalty points

Daniil Kvyat

Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat is currently Formula 1’s bad-boy as he has now accumulated 10 penalty points on his superlicence and is two away from serving a one race ban.

The Russian has more often than not been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, his on track behaviour has done him no favours as he seeks to end speculation that his career may be over come the end of this season.

A race ban, which would be mandatory when he hits 12 penalty points within a calendar year, will no doubt add to his woes. However he will get a reprieve if he manages to stay out of trouble until the United States Grand Prix, whereupon he will drop two points which were incurred during his race in Texas last year.

World championship title contender Sebastian Vettel is tied in second place with Haas driver Kevin Magnussen on the bad-boy list, with seven penalty points – three of which the Ferrari driver earned for his Baku antics.

Vettel’s title rival Lewis Hamilton is one of the best behaved of the drivers, with only two points on his licence for driving his Mercedes too slow in the Bahrain pitlane earlier this year.

Only one penalty was dished out during the recent Italian Grand Prix weekend, this was incurred by Renault’s Jolyon Palmer who was hit with one penalty point by race stewards for cutting the track and gaining an advantage during his battle with McLaren’s Fernando Alonso at Monza.

List of penalty points incurred by drivers so far:

Daniil Kvyat: 10 points in total

  1. 2016 United States GP: Causing a collision – 2 points
  2. 2016 Mexican GP: Gained advantage going off track – 1 points
  3. 2017 Canadian GP: Failed to re-establish starting order – 2 points
  4. 2017 Austrian GP: Causing a collision – 2 points
  5. 2017 British GP: Rejoined track in unsafe manner – 2 points
  6. 2017 Hungarian GP: Blocking a rival competitor – 1 point

Sebastian Vettel: 7 points in total

  1. 2016 Malaysian GP: Causing a collision – 2 points
  2. 2016 Mexican GP: Driving dangerously – 2 points
  3. 2017 Azerbaijan GP: Causing a collision – 3 points

Kevin Magnussen: 7 points in total

  1. 2016 United States GP: Gained advantage going off track – 2 points
  2. 2017 Russian GP: Left track and rejoined outside requirements – 1 point
  3. 2017 Canadian GP: Overtaking under SC – 2 points
  4. 2017 Hungarian GP: Forcing driver off track – 2 points

Sergio Perez: 6 points in total

  1. 2016 Singapore GP: Ignoring yellow flags – 3 points
  2. 2017 Monaco GP: Causing a collision – 2 points
  3. 2017 Belgian GP: Gained advantage going off track – 1 point

Jolyon Palmer: 6 points in total

  1. 2016 Abu Dhabi GP: Causing a collision – 2 points
  2. 2017 Chinese GP: Driving too fast through double yellows – 3 points
  3. 2017 Italian GP: Gained advantage going off track – 1 point

Carlos Sainz: 5 points in total

  1. 2016 Mexican GP: Gained advantage going off track – 1 point
  2. 2017 Bahrain GP: Causing a collision – 2 points
  3. 2017 Canadian GP: Causing a collision – 2 points

Stoffel Vandoorne: 5 points in total

  1. 2017 Russian GP: Left track and rejoined outside requirements – 1 point
  2. 2017 Spanish GP: Causing a collision – 2 points
  3. 2017 Austrian GP: Ignoring blue flags – 2 points

Nico Hulkenberg: 4 points in total

  1. 2017 Chinese GP: Overtaking under VSC – 2 points
  2. 2017 Chinese GP: Overtaking under SC – 2 points

Esteban Ocon: 4 points in total

  1. 2016 Singapore GP: Overtaking under SC – 2 points
  2. 2016 Brazilian GP: Blocking a rival competitor – 2 points

Romain Grosjean: 3 points in total

  1. 2017 Chinese GP: Driving too fast through double yellows – 3 points

Max Verstappen: 3 points in total

  1. 2016 Mexican GP: Gained advantage going off track – 1 point
  2. 2017 Hungarian GP: Causing a collision – 2 points

Felipe Massa: 3 points in total

  1. 2017 Belgian GP: Driving too fast through double yellows – 3 points

Kimi Raikkonen: 3 points in total

  1. 2017 Belgian GP: Driving too fast through double yellows – 3 points

Pascal Wehrlein: 2 points in total

  1. 2017 Spanish GP: Did not keep to the right of pit entry bollard – 2 points

Felipe Massa: 2 points in total

  1. 2016 Brazilian GP: Overtaking before SC Line – 2 points

Lewis Hamilton: 2 points in total

  1. 2017 Bahrain GP: Too slow in pit lane – 2 points

Jenson Button: 2 points in total

  1. 2017 Monaco GP: Causing a collision – 2 points