FIA tweaks driver penalty rules for 2017 Formula 1

FIA tweaks driver penalty rules for 2017 Formula 1

According to FIA, race director Charlie Whiting will still report incidents to the stewards but the stewards will have the choice as to whether to launch an investigation or not.

“It shall be at the discretion of the stewards to decide if any driver involved in an incident should be penalised”

“Unless it is clear to the stewards that a driver was wholly or predominantly to blame for an incident no penalty will be imposed.”

It is hoped that the drivers will be encouraged to take more risks in overtaking with the new penalty rules.

Also if a driver is unable to serve an imposed time, stop-and-go or drive-through penalty during a race then they may be hit with a grid penalty at the next race.

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