With Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo having been disqualified from his impressive second place at the recent Australian Grand Prix, I took some time to check out the last ten disqualifications in Formula 1, investigation who had the misfortune to get disqualified, and the reasons why they suffered that fate.
- Sergio Perez/Kamui Kobayashi – Australian Grand Prix 2011
Both Kobayashi and Perez in their Sauber’s were disqualified post-race after their rear wings were deemed to be illegal. They had finished in seventh and eighth.
- Lewis Hamilton – Australian Grand Prix 2009
Hamilton in his McLaren was disqualified post-race after the stewards deemed his team had provided deceptive information about why Jarno Trulli passed Hamilton behind the safety car.
- Rubens Barrichello – Australian Grand Prix 2008
Barrichello in his Honda was disqualified post-race for exiting the pitlane while the red light at the end of the pitlane was illuminated during a safety car period. He had initially finished sixth.
- Felipe Massa/Giancarlo Fisichella – Canadian Grand Prix 2007
Both Massa in his Ferrari and Fisichella in his Renault were disqualified mid-race for exiting the pitlane while the red light at the end of the pitlane was illuminated during a safety car period.
- Takuma Sato – Chinese Grand Prix 2006
Sato in his Super Aguri was disqualified post-race from his 14th place after it was deemed he had ignored blue flags during the race.
- Robert Kubica – Hungarian Grand Prix 2006
Kubica in his debut race for the BMW Sauber team was disqualified post-race from seventh due to his car being underweight in a post-race weight check. This was blamed on excessive tyre wear but the disqualification remained.
- Tiago Monteiro/Christijan Albers – German Grand Prix 2006
Both Monteiro and Albers in their Midland F1 cars were disqualified post-race as the rear wing was deemed to be too flexible. They had finished 13th and 14th respectively.
- Takuma Sato – Japanese Grand Prix 2005
Sato in his BAR was disqualified post-race for a collision with the Toyota of Jarno Trulli. The move was deemed dangerous by the FIA.
- Juan Pablo Montoya – Canadian Grand Prix 2005
Montoya in his McLaren was disqualified mid-race for exiting the pit lane while the red light at the end of the pitlane was illuminated during a safety car period.
- Jenson Button/Takuma Sato – San Marino Grand Prix 2005
Post-race, Button’s BAR car was found to be underweight, and both Button and team-mate Sato were disqualified and banned from the next two events in Spain and Monaco.
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