The highest 10 drivers have all been confirmed of their positions within the Austrian Grand Prix with post-race penalties coming for Kimi Raikkonen, Nikita Mazepin and Nicholas Latifi.
5 drivers who completed within the prime 10 — Carlos Sainz, Sergio Perez, Daniel Ricciardo, Charles Leclerc and Pierre Gasly — have been all investigated for allegedly failing to respect double-waved yellow flags on the ultimate lap of the race on the Purple Bull Ring. The drivers completed fifth to ninth respectively and have been summoned because of their driving when passing a collision between Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel.
After an extended investigation, all 5 have been cleared, with the stewards saying they “accepted that the driving force took the suitable motion within the double waved yellow sectors” in every case. Antonio Giovinazzi was additionally not penalized for a similar cause.
Nevertheless, Mazepin and Latifi have been each discovered to haven’t slowed down sufficiently for the yellow flags, and every obtained a 10-second stop-and-go penalty, transformed right into a 30-second time penalty post-race. In addition they get three penalty factors every, leaving Mazepin with 5 to this point in his rookie season and Latifi six within the 12-month interval.
The collision that triggered the yellow flags was an odd one as Raikkonen was being overtaken by Vettel out of Flip 4 and allowed his right-front wheel to interlock with Vettel’s left rear, sending each into the gravel at comparatively excessive pace at Flip 5.
The stewards deemed Raikkonen to be at fault and handed him a drive-through penalty, retrospectively transformed into 20 seconds of race time. Raikkonen additionally obtained two penalty factors, bringing his complete as much as six.
One different post-race investigation was resolved, with the stewards taking no additional motion over George Russell’s potential motion underneath braking when defending in opposition to Raikkonen at Flip 4.