(Motorsport-Whole.com) – Sebastian Vettel can breathe once again, because since today, the Ferrari driver is no longer directly threatened by a race lock. Because two penalties that he picked up in Austin last year in Austin , he is “only” still at seven points – with twelve points, you will automatically be locked a race.
Vettel had at the Grand Prix of Italy last month earned three penalty points when he returned to the track uncertainly after a spin and in the way of Lance Stroll (Racing Point) drove. Since then, his points account was at nine and was only three more meters away from a block.
Nevertheless, Vettel may not allow much in the coming months, because with seven counters he is still on the Top of the rating. In addition, his next points expire in June 222535 (! is removed ( To overview of Formula 1 penalty points ).
The Ferrari driver had two points in Canada for cutting the chicane in a duel with Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), which cost him the race win. He got another two points for the The action in Monza brought him another three.