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Hyderabad E-Prix: All Formula E penalties at a glance

Tobias Wirtz

Tobias Wirtz

In India, too, it is the job of the race stewards of the FIA, the world governing body for automobiles, to monitor compliance with the Technical and Sporting Regulations. If there is a violation of the rules, it is their job to determine the penalty. In this article you will find, as usual, a list of all the decisions of the race commissioners.

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At the Hyderabad E-Prix, Zayn Khan, Achim Loth and Michael Schwägerl will take over this job. Unfortunately, Formula E, unlike usual, did not announce before the season round in India, by which ex-racing driver the commissioners will be supported this time.

Penalties before free practice

  • Jaguar was fined 1,000 euros because the team's representative was not present at the mandatory meeting of team managers on Thursday.

Penalties in free practice

  • Lucas di Grassi received a warning because the tire pressure on his Mahindra was below the minimum prescribed value. Why in this case - a clear offense by the team - the driver receives a warning, we do not know. If a rider receives three warnings in a season, he will automatically be demoted ten grid positions in the next race.
  • Sacha Fenestraz received a warning for the same reason.
  • His teammate Norman Nato was also warned for having underinflated tires.
  • Also ABT Cupra driver Kelvin van der Linde was cautioned for underinflated tires.
  • Also affected: Oliver Rowland. A warning was also issued against the second Mahindra rider.
  • The same applies to Porsche driver Antonio Felix da Costa.
  • Another driver was warned: For Rene Rast, the pressure of his Hankook tires was also too low.
  • And his teammate was also affected: Jake Hughes also received a warning for underinflation.

Penalties in qualifying

  • Jake Hughes was stripped of his two fastest lap times in group qualifying, as the Briton had fallen short of the minimum standing time when changing tires. Instead of being the winner of his group, he was thus only classified in 11th position and will start the race from 21st on the grid.
  • Pascal Wehrlein was moved back three grid positions for obstructing Sergio Sette Camara in qualifying. The German will therefore start from twelfth place - directly behind his World Championship rival Jake Dennis. He also received two penalty points on his race license (to the overview of all drivers).
  • Edoardo Mortara got his lap time in the quarter-final duel cancelled, because e had left the track.
  • Also Sam Bird got his lap time in the quarter-final disallowed because he had violated the track-limits regulation.
  • Same offense, same penalty: Rene Rast was the third driver in the quarter-finals not to adhere to track limits.
  • Also Sacha Fenestraz' lap time in the quarter-final duel was deleted for leaving the track.
  • The same applies to Maximilian Günther: the Maserati driver's lap time in the quarter-final duel also did not count because of a track-limits violation.

Penalties in the race

  • Sam Bird received a demotion of five grid positions in the next race for causing a collision with Mitch Evans. He also received two penalty points on his race license.
  • Maximilian Günther received a five-second time penalty for breaking track limits four times in the race. This penalty dropped the Maserati driver from 11th to 13th position.
  • Rene Rast received a demotion of three grid positions in the next race for causing a collision with Jake Dennis. He also received two penalty points on his race license.
  • A five-second time penalty was also handed out to Oliver Rowland. The Mahindra rider ignored the track limits four times in the race, causing him to drop from fifth to sixth place.
  • Jake Dennis received a five-second time penalty for violating track limits four times in the race. Since he finished last with a significant gap, this had no effect.
  • Lucas di Grassi also had five seconds added to his race time as he had left the track four times. Di Grassi was already outside the top 10 at the finish and was ultimately classified 14th.
  • Also Stoff Vandoorne received a time penalty of five seconds, as he had disregarded the track limits four times during the race. Instead of sixth place, he was thus only classified in eighth position.
  • Sebastien Buemi subsequently received a drive-through penalty, which was converted into a time penalty of 17 seconds. The reason was that he had called too much energy from his battery in the race. However, he did not exceed the maximum limit of 300 kW specified in the regulations, but the software of his Jaguar drive did not reduce the power output as prescribed when the maximum permitted cell temperature was reached. Instead of third place thus remained for the Swiss only 15th place.

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