Seven drivers have received post-race time penalties following today’s Race 3 at the Red Bull Ring, and an eighth has been handed a three-place grid drop for the next round of the season.
Enzo Fittipaldi has been given a 5s-time penalty for leaving the track at Turns 9 and/or 10, four times. The Charouz Racing System driver drops from 13th to 15th with the penalty applied.
Oliver Rasmussen, Filip Ugran and Jack Doohan have all been handed 10s-time penalties after it was found that they left the track at Turns 9 and/or 10 five times each.
With the penalties applied, Rasmussen drops from 11th to 22nd in the final classification. Ugran falls from 22nd to 23rd and Doohan remains 27th.
Johnathan Hoggard has been given a 30s-time penalty for leaving the track at Turns 9 and/or 10 eight times. The Jenzer Motorsport driver falls from 18th to 25th.
Meanwhile, Tijmen Van der Helm has been handed a 5s time penalty for a collision with Rafael Villagomez. Van der Helm tried to make a move on the inside of Turn 1, but wasn’t fully committed, which resulted in the Dutchman hitting the inside kerb and making contact with the HWA RACELAB driver. The Stewards determined that Van der Helm was predominantly at fault. With the penalty applied, he falls from 17th to 20th.
Jak Crawford has been handed a 10s-time penalty for a collision with Jack Doohan. The Hitech Grand Prix driver tried to make a late move on the Trident racer going into Turn 3, but was never in a position to cleanly complete the overtake, which resulted in him hitting the back of Doohan. The Stewards determined that Crawford was wholly at fault. He remains in 26th place with the penalty applied.
Finally, Arthur Leclerc has been given a three-place grid drop for the next race in which he participates. The Stewards determined that Leclerc attempted to overtake Victor Martins on the inside between Turns 3 and 4. Martins defended his line, but Leclerc tried to pull alongside regardless.
By doing this, Leclerc lost control and hit the back of the MP car, which damaged his front wing. This also resulted in contact with Clément Novalak, who subsequently retired. The Stewards determined that Leclerc was wholly at fault.