Formula E

Time penalties for Nato & Vandoorne: All Formula E penalties at the Berlin E-Prix at a glance

Tobias Wirtz

Tobias Wirtz

As with every race, it is the task of the race stewards of the FIA in Berlin to check compliance with the Technical and Sporting Regulations. In the event of an offence, they must decide on the penalty. As usual, you will find a list of all decisions made by the Formula E race stewards in this article.

Loic Bacquelaine, Matthias Heinz and Achim Loth will take on this task at the 2024 Berlin E-Prix. They will be supported by former racing driver Paul Belmondo. After five years in Formula 3000, the Frenchman was also active in Formula 1 for several years during his career.

Penalties ahead of the Berlin E-Prix

  • The monocoque of Edoardo Mortara was changed before the race because the team suspected damage after Mortara's accident in the Monaco E-Prix. However, the stewards did not impose a penalty as the technical delegate confirmed that the survival cell was damaged beyond repair.

Penalties during the shakedown

  • Jaguar Racing has to pay a fine of 500 euros because one of the team's mechanics did not wear the yellow armband clearly visible on his upper arm when working on Nick Cassidy's car, as required.

Penalties during Free Practice on Saturday

  • Jehan Daruvala received a warning for disregarding the speed limit during the full-course yellow. However, as he reduced his speed again shortly afterwards, the race stewards left it at a warning.
  • Pascal Wehrlein did not receive a penalty, even though he had left of the car without the race director's permission. However, as there was smoke coming from the broken-down vehicle, the stewards accepted this as a valid reason to leave the car as quickly as possible.
  • Jehan Daruvala received a 20 positions grid drop penalty because the gearbox on his Maserati was changed. Daruvala had already used the maximum two gearboxes permitted per season.

  • Jehan Daruvala received another 20 positions grid drop penalty because the gearbox on his Maserati was changed a second time. Therefore, Daruvala will have to serve another penalty during the race.
  • Pascal Wehrlein has to pay a fine of 2,500 euros because the pressure of his tyres was below the limit defined by tyre supplier Hankook.

Penalties during and after the race on Saturday

  • Dan Ticktum received a five seconds time penalty for causing a collision with Lucas di Grassi. He keeped the 14. place. Additionally he got one penalty point on his racing license.
  • Paul Aron subsequently got a five seconds time penalty for causing a collision with Sacha Fenestraz. This penalty didn't change anything, he stayed in P13. Aron got one penalty point on his racing license, too.
  • Sergio Sette Camara also received a five-second time penalty after the end of the race for causing a collision with Paul Aron. Once again, this had no effect and the Brazilian was classified 16th. Sette Camara also received a penalty point.

Penalties during Free Practice on Sunday

  • Sergio Sette Camara received a caution for driving unnecessarily slowly in turn 7, causing a rear-end collision with Antonio Felix da Costa.
  • Dan Ticktum got a 40 positions grid penalty because the gearbox and MGU on his ERT were changed. As this penalty cannot be served in full, he will have to serve a 10-second stop-and-go penalty in the race.

Penalties during qualifying on Sunday

  • Stoffel Vandoorne's lap time in the duels was cancelled as the Belgian's car was below the minimum weight. As the weight was correct at the weigh-in after the group qualifying, he was allowed to keep this lap time. Instead of starting from 5th on the grid, he had to start the race from 8th position.

Penalties during and after the race on Sunday

  • Stoffel Vandoorne received a five-second time penalty for causing a collision with Sacha Fenestraz. However, this did not change the result and Vandoorne was classified 20th and last. The DS Penske driver also received a penalty point on his racing licence.
  • Norman Nato was handed a ten-second time penalty as he had also caused a collision with Sacha Fenestraz. The Andretti driver therefore dropped from 14th to 19th place. He also received two penalty points on his racing licence.
  • Antonio Felix da Costa has to pay a fine of 1,000 euros because an irregularity was detected in his car: The number of the FIA barcode on his headrest did not match the number on the technical passport.

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