Sergio Perez at risk of facing F1 ban after latest punishments added to licence

Red Bull's No.2 Sergio Perez is at risk of an F1 race ban after he was slapped with four penalty points on his racing licence on Sunday morning.

It was a weekend to forget for Perez, who had problems from the green light. The Mexican had started in fifth, but a collision on the first corner meant Perez's front wing needed to be replaced.

Perez was then handed a penalty when replays showed he had overtaken behind the safety car when heading into the pits. Now towards the back of the pack, Perez collided with Kevin Magnussen's Haas – which earned him another penalty.

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Perez has seven points on his racing licence, meaning he's just five points off serving a racing ban.

Drivers must not amass 12 penalty points in a 12-month period, otherwise they will be given a race ban. While no driver has ever triggered such a sanction – a few have come close.

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Speaking after the race, Perez said: "It was just a disastrous weekend. It all started into turn one with a really bad start and I was squeezed down and I was just a passenger then in a sandwich. I think we carried a lot of damage in the car as well and that just made it a lot harder for us."

Perez also caused controversy when he unretired from the race to serve his second penalty, before he retired for the second time.

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