Checo Perez is getting nearer and nearer to lacking an F1 race

Sportingly, the Components 1 season has not began badly for Checo Perez. He’s nonetheless far behind his teammate, Max Verstappen, however he has managed two second locations within the first races, which is the minimal the group asks of him.

Nonetheless, the Mexican isn’t as dominant in opposition to the Ferrari, who’re the second group and can’t lose too many factors, as a result of with the automotive he has he’s required to be runner-up.

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On the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix, he obtained a five-second penalty for an ‘unsafe launch’, when he ignored the purple mild at his pit cease and went out, forcing Fernando Alonso to brake arduous. He managed to tug away from Charles Leclerc and what occurred didn’t alter the end result of the race, however the FIA has added an additional penalty level to his superlicence. He at present has eight factors and with 12, he would miss one F1 Grand Prix.

Checo cannot afford two extra penalties, as relying on the severity, he might miss a race. These superlicence factors cowl the final twelve months and Perez must be cautious, as the primary penalty factors don’t expire till September 17.

The penalties he has collected

On the Singapore Grand Prix in 2023, the Mexican driver collided with Alexander Albon and was deducted a degree.

Japan is the Grand Prix the place Checo got here off worst, because the FIA gave him two penalties, one for colliding with Kevin Magnussen and the opposite for overtaking the Security Automobile, and he misplaced 4 factors.

Within the final race of 2023, he collided with Lando Norris and misplaced two factors and in Jeddah he has seen the final penalty for the unsafe launch.

  • Singapore GP 2023 (1 Level): 17 September 2024
  • Japan GP 2023 (4 Factors): 24 September 2024
  • Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023 (2 Factors): 26 November 2024
  • Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2024 (1 Level): 9 March 2025

Have any drivers missed a race because of the superlicence?

If Checo Perez provides these 4 penalty factors to his 12 earlier than mid-September, he can be the primary Components 1 driver to overlook a Grand Prix because of the accumulation of factors on his superlicence.

Pierre Gasly nearly missed a race in 2022, as he was on 10 factors. In Components 2 it has occurred extra typically and as much as 4 drivers have missed a race.

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