Eight F1 drivers summoned over yellow flag breach after Vettel, Raikkonen crash

Eight Formula 1 drivers have been summoned by the FIA stewards for allegedly not respecting double waved yellow flags following Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel’s late crash in the Austrian Grand Prix.

Eight F1 drivers summoned over yellow flag breach after Vettel, Raikkonen crash

Raikkonen and Vettel crashed at Turn 5 while battling for 12th place on the final lap, causing Vettel’s Aston Martin car to spear into the wall on the left-hand side of the track.

The incident led to double waved yellow flags being shown in the crash site on the final lap that many drivers had to pass through en route to the chequered flag.

Following a busy afternoon for the stewards, a spate of bulletins were issued after the race summoning eight drivers for allegedly not slowing down enough for the double waved yellows.

Sergio Perez, Carlos Sainz Jr, Nikita Mazepin, Charles Leclerc, Nicholas Latifi, Antonio Giovinazzi, Daniel Ricciardo and Pierre Gasly are all required to meet the stewards at 10-minute intervals between 17:50 and 19:00 at the Red Bull Ring.

It comes on top of post-race investigations concerning both Vettel and Raikkonen for the last lap collision, as well as a second for Raikkonen for moving under braking.

Williams driver George Russell is also under investigation for moving under braking during his late fight with Fernando Alonso for 10th place.

It means that of the 19 drivers that took the chequered flag in Austria, 10 of them are under investigation.

George Russell, Williams FW43B, Carlos Sainz Jr., Ferrari SF21, and Kimi Raikkonen, Alfa Romeo Racing C41

George Russell, Williams FW43B, Carlos Sainz Jr., Ferrari SF21, and Kimi Raikkonen, Alfa Romeo Racing C41

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

It leaves the results of the race as provisional, with Sainz, Perez, Ricciardo, Leclerc and Gasly being covered by just 4.7 seconds on-track.

Perez has already received two five-second time penalties in the race following two separate incidents with Charles Leclerc, dropping the Red Bull driver behind Sainz in the final classification.

It also lifted Perez’s penalty points count up to eight for the 12-month period, receiving four on Sunday.

Lando Norris has also received two penalty points for his early-race incident with Perez that saw him pick up a five-second time penalty.

He sits on 10 penalty points for the 12-month period, just two shy of a race ban, but two of those will expire ahead of the next race at Silverstone.

Yuki Tsunoda also received two five-second time penalties in the race for cutting the white line at pit entry, while Lance Stroll’s five-second penalty was for speeding in the pitlane.

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