Sebastian Vettel’s miserable weekend continued with an F1 jury interrogation.
Sebastian Vettel will start Sunday’s race in Bahrain from the last starting box.
Vettel was 18th in time, but he received a five-starting penalty from the race jury. It drops the German into the 20th box, the last one.
The penalty came when Vettel did not slow down enough during the yellow flags. Competing with Aston Martin, Vettel didn’t slow down enough when he entered the first corner of the track with his last time trial attempt.
Yellow flags caused the first bend of the track to spin Nikita mazepin. The Russian caused the so-called. double yellow flags during which the driver must be prepared to stop his car due to the above danger.
Vettel received an additional three penalty points. If a driver receives 12 penalty points in a 12-month period, an automatic single-GP race will result.
Vettel didn’t have a single point on his account for the past year, so he’s still a long way from a non-compete.
Penalty points have been in use since 2014, and Vettel has grabbed them the most of all drivers. Over the years, they have now accumulated 27, but not once in 12 years, so he has avoided race bans.
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