4 May 2013

New penalty system for Formula One investigated

4:16 pm on 4 May 2013

Reckless Formula One drivers have been warned that the introduction of a 'football-style' penalty points system might lead to them facing race bans in the future.

Discussions into the viability of a revised punishment system for dangerous or other irregular driving are expected to take place at next weekend's Spanish Grand Prix and could be introduced later this year.

The International Motoring Federation (FIA) plans to monitor offences and run a hypothetical system to see how it would work if put into practice.