Penalty points for Magnussen and Bianchi

By on Sunday, March 30, 2014
Marussia F1 Team

Marussia F1 Team

Kevin Magnussen and Jules Bianchi have each been given two penalty points for transgressions during the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Magnussen made contact with Kimi Raikkonen early on in the race, giving the Finn a puncture and ending the Ferrari driver's hope of a top 10 finish.

Magnussen pitted for a damaged front wing and was also given a five second stop and go penalty. He recovered to ninth place.

Bianchi made contact on the opening lap with Lotus's Pastor Maldonado and was also handed a stop and go penalty.

In 2014, stewards can slap drivers with penalty points. If a driver racks up 12 points across a 12 month period, he is banned from the following event.

Valtteri Bottas was the first recipient of penalty points on Saturday when he was handed two points on his license for blocking Daniel Ricciardo in qualifying.

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