The FIA could be set to bring a new system that would see drivers punished if they pick up a number of reprimands for on-track incidents.
As things stand, drivers can be handed a reprimand by stewards but the punishment amounts to little more than a rap on the knuckles – as was seen in Spain where Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Mark Webber were reprimanded rather than hit with a time penalty for going too quickly under yellow flags.
However, according to Speed TV's
Adam Cooper, the FIA is now set to introduce a new rule that would see drivers who are handed three reprimands for driving incidents handed a five-place grid penalty.
Although yet to be formally approved, the new system is slated to come into effect from the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, with all drivers starting from a level playing field as previous reprimands won't be counted.