Lance Stroll has been hit with a five-place grid drop for the F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix for overtaking under double waved yellows in final practice.
During the race, Aston Martin driver Lance Stroll overtook Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz despite double waved yellow flags being shown after Alex Albon’s crash, which led to a session red flag. Stroll acknowledged to the stewards that he was not paying attention to the flags as his focus was on Sainz’s Ferrari. As a result, Stroll received three penalty points for the violation. The stewards thoroughly examined various pieces of evidence, including data from the marshalling system, videos, telemetry, and in-car footage. They noted that the double yellow flags were clearly visible on the onboard video from Stroll’s car, and he overtook Sainz after passing the flags. Stroll mentioned that he had been looking at his dashboard and did not notice the flags, even though there were no yellow light panels displayed. The stewards enforced the standard penalty in line with the regulations.