Belgian F2 driver Amaury Cordeel is suspended from a race after collecting twelve penalty points
Amaury Cordeel has been suspended from the next round of the F2 Championship at Silverstone after racking up 12 penalty points on his racing license this season.
After the race in Barcelona, Cordeel’s counter stood at eleven penalty points and if you know that a race suspension follows at twelve, it was almost written in the stars that our compatriot would have to follow a race from the sidelines this season.
During the previous race weekend in Monaco he managed to stay out of trouble and got no penalty points but last weekend in Baku he was less lucky. During the race on Sunday, Cordeel crashed with Oli Caldwell and that gave him his twelfth penalty point.
The Van Amersfoort driver has already received penalty points for several violations this season. In Saudi Arabia he had slowed down enough during a yellow flag situation indicating a dangerous situation on the track and in Imola he repeatedly exceeded the track limits. In Barcelona, however, he failed to take his place on the starting grid in time.
According to the stewards, Cordeel was focused on the cars in front of him and had no eyes for Caldwell coming around the outside. Cordeel swerved to the left to avoid the cars in front of him, encountering Caldwell in his path, who was already driving alongside our compatriot at the time.
Both cars ended up against the wall and saw their race end. The stewards say that Cordeel is responsible for the collision and that he will have to watch from the sidelines at the next race at Silverstone.
Amaury Cordeel is the first rider to be banned from racing since Mahaveer Ranganathan in 2019.