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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