Formula 1: Perez gets five seconds penalty; keeps Singapore GP win

Sergio Perez was penalised for not keeping a distance of ten car lengths from the safety car during lap 36 of the race.

Race winner Sergio Perez of Mexico and Oracle Red Bull Racing (C), Second placed Charles Leclerc of Monaco and Ferrari (L) and Third placed Carlos Sainz of Spain and Ferrari (R) stand on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Singapore.

Race winner Sergio Perez of Mexico and Oracle Red Bull Racing (C), Second placed Charles Leclerc of Monaco and Ferrari (L) and Third placed Carlos Sainz of Spain and Ferrari (R) stand on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Singapore. | Photo Credit: Getty Images

Sergio Perez was penalised for not keeping a distance of ten car lengths from the safety car during lap 36 of the race.

Sergio Perez of Red Bull was reprimanded by race stewards after the Singapore Grand Prix and received a five seconds penalty for an incident on Lap 36. But the Mexican driver retained the win as he had finished seven seconds faster than second-placed Charles Leclerc of Ferrari.

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Perez was penalised for not keeping a distance of ten car lengths from the safety car during lap 36 of the race and also was docked two penalty points for the infringement.

This was the Red Bull driver’s fourth win of his career and second of the season after Monaco.

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