Stroll hit with penalty after Latifi qualifying collision

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The stewards have make a decision following an investigation into the crash between Lance Stroll and Nicholas Latifi that halted qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix.

					Stroll hit with penalty after Latifi qualifying collision

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Lance Stroll has been handed a three-place grid penalty after being discovered to be at fault for his collision with Nicholas Latifi throughout qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix.

The Aston Martin driver had simply joined the circuit in Q1 of the session and was making ready for a flying lap when he encountered Williams rival Latifi forward of him.

Latifi moved to permit Stroll by way of however, with Stroll not on a flying lap, Latifi accelerated once more to overhaul his fellow Canadian by pulling to the right-hand facet of the observe heading in direction of Flip 6.

Stroll then making an attempt to let different vehicles go him, however turned in in direction of Latifi because the latter was accelerating. The 2 vehicles crashed, ensuing within the qualifying hour being red-flagged.

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Stroll receives grid drop and penalty factors

The stewards investigated the incident after the session had come to a detailed, and confirmed that Stroll will obtain a grid penalty after being deemed to have brought on the collision.

A doc launched by the FIA says that the Aston Martin driver was “predominantly guilty for the collision due to his lack of situational consciousness of Latifi’s passing manoeuvre.”

Because of this, Stroll will take a three-place grid drop, and has additionally been handed two penalty factors, bringing his complete as much as seven collected over a 12-month interval. Any driver that receives 12 factors in that time-frame will obtain a race ban.

Stroll had certified twentieth and final for Sunday’s Grand Prix.

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