Hamilton hit with penalty points for Ricciardo clash


Lewis Hamilton was awarded two penalty points for his incident with Daniel Ricciardo during the Hungarian Grand Prix.

The Mercedes driver made contact with Ricciardo at the restart, when the Australian attacked around the outside at Turn 1.

Hamilton went wide and damaged Ricciardo's car, before being handed a drive-trough penalty for the collision.

Post-race, he was awarded two penalty points, his first over the past 12 months.

Daniil Kvyat, who finished second, was also awarded two penalty points for gaining a position by going off the track. It was also his first penalty points.

Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado accumulates six penalty points after being awarded two for causing a collision with Force India's Sergio Perez.

"They were very strict on driving," said Maldonado, who was given three penalties today.

"It was different to the past, especially from the start of the season when it was more open to fighting."

Teammate Romain Grosjean was also given two penalty points - for a total of six - for his unsafe release during the race.

Finally, Max Verstappen was awarded three penalty points - for a total of five over the course of the season - after he failed to stay above the required time set by the FIA ECU during the deployment of the safety car.

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Series Formula 1
Event Hungarian GP
Track Hungaroring
Drivers Lewis Hamilton , Pastor Maldonado , Daniil Kvyat , Max Verstappen
Teams Red Bull Racing , Toro Rosso , Mercedes , Lotus F1 Team
Article type Breaking news