Bahrain GP: Sebastian Vettel Picks Up 5 Penalty Points In One Day

Sebastian Vettel is seven penalty points away from an automatic one-race ban.

Sebastian Vettel picks up 5 penalty points in Bahrain - Formula1news.co.uk

Sebastian Vettel’s debut race weekend with Aston Martin was one to forget, with him only qualifying P18 and subsequently being demoted to the back of the grid for a yellow flag infringement.

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The 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix itself was frustrating for Vettel, with his AMR21 not being as competitive as he would have liked and him picking up a ten-second penalty for crashing into the back of Esteban Ocon into turn one.

In addition to the time penalty, Vettel was awarded two penalty points on his Super Licence, just a few hours after he was given three penalty points for the aforementioned yellow flag infringement in qualifying.

If Vettel accrues 12 penalty points in a 12-month period, he will automatically be hit with a one-race ban. 

“It was a race full of struggle. We’ll speak after,” Vettel said on the team radio after finishing P15 in the race.

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Vettel was seen speaking to Ocon after the grand prix, almost certainly about the collision which hurt both of their races. 

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