Hulkenberg, Perez and Maldonado handed penalty points

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Malaysian Grand Prix - Race Day - Sepang, Malaysia

Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez and Pastor Maldonado have all been handed penalty points following the Malaysian Grand Prix.

The Force India team-mates were both slapped with two penalty points each after separate incidents with Daniil Kvyat and Romain Grosjean for which they served 10 second stop-go penalties during Sunday’s race at Sepang.

The points are Hulkenberg’s first, while Perez is now on four, in addition to the two points he picked up after crashing with Adrian Sutil during last year’s United States Grand Prix.

Maldonado picked up three points – as well as a time penalty – for failing to stay above the minimum time set by the FIA ECU behind the safety car.

The Lotus racer has now earned eight points in the last 12 months.

A driver will be forced to sit out a race if they exceed more than 12 points in a single year.

Image courtesy of Sahara Force India 

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