Ericsson handed two penalty points for false start

By on Sunday, June 21, 2015
Sauber F1 Team

Sauber F1 Team

Marcus Ericsson has been handed two penalty points for his false start at the Austrian Grand Prix.

Ericsson jumped the start and was given a drive through penalty, along with a further two points on his licence.

His sanction brings his running total to five, having copped three points at last year's Italian Grand Prix.

A driver will receive a one-race suspension if they collect 12 points within the space of a year.

Ericsson finished the Austrian Grand Prix down in 13th position after being further hampered by a temporary loss of power.

"It began at the start with me being to eager and jumping the start," he said. "On lap one I went over debris, which destroyed both my front and rear wing.

"I had an early first pit stop to get a new front wing, but we saw on the data that my pace was compromised. Furthermore, I had an electronic issue, so the car switched off twice, which forced me to restart it again."

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