Pic first to be hit with F1 community service rap for overtaking under red flags
13:49 GMT, 22 September 2012
Marussia's Charles Pic has become the first driver in Formula One history to be handed a 'community service' penalty.
Pic overtook under red flags in the closing stages of final practice for the Singapore Grand Prix after Vitaly Petrov ran into a barrier in his Caterham.
After reviewing video evidence it was noted 22-year-old Frenchman Pic passed four sets of red lights or flags before making his pass.
Pic will have 20 seconds added to his race time at the conclusion of the night event at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.
But in a unique step, the stewards have also ordered him and his race engineer to perform a day of community service for the FIA's Action for Road Safety campaign at the instruction of president Jean Todt.