After Romain Grosjean collided with Lewis Hamilton to trigger a dramatic multi-car crash at the beginning of Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix, he became the first driver to receive a race ban for causing an accident since Mika Hakkinen in the 1994 German GP.
Three drivers received bans that season: Hakkinen, Eddie Irvine (who was already on a suspended sentence carried over from 1993 when he crashed with Jos Verstappen in Brazil) and Michael Schumacher (who ignored a black flag at the British GP). Irvine was banned for one race (increased to three once he lost an appeal against the suspension) and Schumacher for two.
It's perhaps also worth noting that Spa winner Jenson Button was forced to sit on the sidelines during the 2005 Monaco and Spanish Grands Prix after his BAR team was banned for a technical infringement (a hidden secondary fuel tank).
Sunday's drama means that Grosjean has still to complete a racing lap in an F1 car at Spa, having started two Belgian Grands Prix. With his second 'zero-lap' race of the season, and having completed just one lap in Australia and three in Malaysia, Grosjean is last in the table for kilometres completed this season - almost 300 fewer than Michael Schumacher (2674 to 2375). That's nearly an entire race distance!
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