Motor racing: Ricciardo and Perez reprimanded for anthem breach

Australian Daniel Ricciardo and Mexican Sergio Perez have grow to be the first Components One drivers to be reprimanded underneath a new rule requiring timely attendance at the pre-race national anthem ceremony.

The Two Pink Bull and Pressure India drivers failed to enroll in the rest in standing at the entrance of the grid 14 minutes earlier than the start of the formation lap at Sunday’s Chinese Language Grand Prix in Shanghai.

The sanctions, while nothing to do with movements on the monitor, will have championship ramifications with three reprimands in a season triggering an automated 10 position grid penalty for the next race.

The penalty is most effective imposed, however, if at the least two of the three reprimands have been imposed for a using infringement.

Power India’s Perez has now accrued two reprimands from two races, his first a riding offense during qualifying in Australia closing month. Sunday used to be Ricciardo’s first.

The requirement that every one drivers attend the pre-race national anthem ceremony was written into this year’s sporting regulations after power from former industrial supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

(Reporting via Alan Stanley Baldwin in London, enhancing by way of Pritha Sarkar)

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