Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel is just one major incident away from receiving a one race ban from Formula One after the four time world champion was handed three penalty points and a stop/go penalty during Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix at the Monza circuit for returning to the track in an unsafe manner at the Ascari chicane resulting in the German hitting Racing Point F1 Team’s Lance Stroll.

The FIA sporting regulations state that if a driver accumulates 12 penalty points on their Super Licence over a 12 month period then the driver in question will receive a one race ban. Vettel’s 12 month period does not expiry until the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas in November.

While Vettel went on to finish the race in 13th place his team mate Charles Leclerc took his second race win in a row and as a result has moved ahead of the German in the championship to fourth in the championship and heads to the Singapore Grand Prix on September 22, 13 points ahead of Vettel and is just three points behind Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen.

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