Updated: 25/09/2012 17:16 | By pa.press.net

Marussia's Pic punished



Charles Pic has been given a 'community service' penalty

Charles Pic has been given a 'community service' penalty

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. The 22-year-old will have 20 seconds added to his race time at the conclusion of Sunday's 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.

After reviewing video evidence it was noted Frenchman Pic passed four sets of red lights or flags before making his pass.

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