After a stewards' investigation, Alex Albon has been excluded from qualifying on the Australian Grand Prix.
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Alex Albon has been disqualified from qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix, however will nonetheless begin Sunday’s race.
The Williams driver was instructed to cease on monitor by his engineer following his Q1 exit at Albert Park, and the automotive was then returned to the storage the place the FIA had been unable to extract the one litre of gasoline (plus an estimated 0.15 litres required to return it to the pit lane) required for testing.
Following a gathering between race stewards and a Williams workforce consultant, Albon was handed the usual punishment for the technical infringement and has been excluded from qualifying.
Williams' request to race Albon race authorized
After the choice was made to disqualify Albon, the FIA acquired and authorized a request from Williams to permit him to start out the race.
The motive force had already been handed a three-place grid drop for the occasion following his collision with Lance Stroll in the course of the closing levels of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix two weeks in the past.
Stroll will be part of him behind the grid on race day, after being hit with a grid drop himself for a qualifying collision with Nicholas Latifi.