Stroll hit with grid penalty after strange Latifi incident

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Stroll hit with grid penalty after strange Latifi incident

Lance Stroll has been awarded a three-place grid penalty for a “lack of situational consciousness” surrounding his crash with Nicholas Latifi.

The pair collided after Stroll handed his fellow Canadian whereas each had been on a cool lap in qualifying, earlier than Latifi tried to get again previous the Aston Martin at full throttle they usually got here to blows in Q1.

Each drivers went to see the stewards after qualifying to debate the second from their factors of view, and Stroll has since been blamed for the incident and can begin the race final – as he would have executed anyway, as he didn’t set a consultant lap time.

The stewards’ verdict learn: “On the exit of flip 5, STR appeared to not speed up and was in the midst of the observe. LAT made the choice to speed up and cross STR on the proper as STR was shifting proper towards the proper hand fringe of the observe the place the observe curves barely to the proper on the run to show 6.

“Contact was made between STR’s proper entrance wheel and LAT’s left rear wheel, with the next injury placing each automobiles out of the session

“The Stewards discover that STR was predominantly accountable for the collision due to his lack of situational consciousness of LAT’s passing manoeuvre.”

Latifi additionally put the blame squarely on the Aston Martin driver for what occurred, claiming he moved throughout the observe off-line to go away him with out room to cross safely, however Stroll feels it was simply purely dangerous timing that sealed it.

He advised “It was a really awkward scenario what occurred on a cooldown lap, Nicholas let me go. The observe falls to the proper there and it will get very slim and the timing was simply actually dangerous I suppose, and that’s what brought on the collision.


“He went rapidly, very all of a sudden, and it falls to the proper so the automobile sort of dips to the within because the observe falls away there, and I feel the timing was simply horrible.”




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