Lance Stroll has been penalized after an overtaking offence in the third free practice session for the Las Vegas Grand Prix, putting him back five spots on the grid and giving him three penalty points on his licence.
‣ Lance Stroll received a hefty penalty after an offence during the third free practice session for the Las Vegas Grand Prix.
‣ Stroll was called to the officials by the FIA after the end of FP3 and had to appear before the stewards at 23:15 local time (8:15 Dutch time).
‣ Stewards ruled that Stroll be put back five places on the grid at the start of Sunday’s Formula 1 race and may also add three penalty points to his super licence.
Lance Stroll hit a major roadblock during the third free practice session of the Las Vegas Grand Prix. After the session, the FIA found cause to penalize the Aston Martin driver with a five-grid spot penalty and three penalty points on his license. The issue arose when Stroll overtook while double yellow flags were being waved due to Alexander Albon‘s stalled Williams and a dislodged tire. Stroll presented his case to the FIA officials, however, they still ruled against him: “Hefty penalty for Stroll,” a headline stated. The penalty is more than a slap on the wrist. Stroll will have a hard time making up five places at the beginning of Sunday’s Formula 1 race: “The stewards ruled anything but lightly on the situation. Stroll will be put back five places on the grid at the start of Sunday’s Formula 1 race and may also add no less than three penalty points to his super license,” the article continues. This loss of position and license points will be hard to overcome.