Previous major penalties handed out by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) ahead of a race-fixing hearing on Monday that could impose heavy sanctions on Renault.
April 2009: McLaren handed a suspended three race ban for lying to race stewards at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. The team were told the ban would be enforced if further facts emerged or there was another breach in the next year.
2007: McLaren stripped of all their constructors' points, and fined a record $100 million as a result of Ferrari technical information being found in their possession.
2006: Turkish Grand Prix organisers handed a $5 million fine after a podium controversy at August race. Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat presented the winner's trophy and was introduced as "President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus", recognised only by Turkey.
2005: BAR team disqualified from San Marino Grand Prix and suspended for two subsequent races after being found to have an illegal secondary fuel tank.
2002: Champions Ferrari, Germany's Michael Schumacher and Brazilian Rubens Barrichello fined $1million for Austrian Grand Prix podium debacle. Barrichello had dominated the race but was ordered to let Schumacher win. The German then broke podium protocol by insisting Barrichello join him on the top step. Half the fine was suspended for a year, payable only if they reoffended within 12 months.
1998: Hungarian Grand Prix organisers fined $1million after a track invasion at race won by Schumacher. Seventy five percent was suspended.
1997: Schumacher excluded from the final championship classification, but allowed to keep his race wins, after collision with Canadian Jacques Villeneuve in title-decidingEuropean Grand Prix in Jerez.
1995:Toyota world rally team excluded from the championship for using an illegal turbocharger.
1984:Tyrrell excluded from competing in the second half of the championship and their results for the whole season cancelled for a technical infringement. The team, using a normally-aspirated engine against turbo-charged rivals, were found to have been racing with cars lighter than the rules allowed before having lead shot pumped in with the fuel at the final pitstop to bring the cars back up to the legal weight.