F1 drivers skeptical over penalty points proposals

Ricciardo said he fears the system could lead to excessive scrutiny.

“Sometimes you have to say: `It’s a pure racing incident’ and not investigate all the time,” Ricciardo said. “It’s going to be very complex because then you’ve got things like an unsafe pit release (which has) got nothing to do with the driver.”

Dishing out penalty points could decide races and even championships, opening the door to endless sanctions and appeals.

“I don’t know whose idea it was. It’s ridiculous, I think,” Lauda said. “Racing is racing.”

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