Lance Stroll avoided a second Las Vegas Grand Prix grid drop after being called before the stewards for an alleged
During qualifying, Lance Stroll, the Canadian driver for Aston Martin, allegedly did not slow down for a yellow flag, which resulted in him passing through a yellow-flagged segment. After examining the telemetry, the stewards determined that Stroll had not followed the proper procedure during the yellow-flag period but avoided a penalty as his times through the affected section were slower. Stroll had already received a five-place grid penalty for overtaking under yellow flags in the previous practice session. Stroll attributed his struggles during qualifying to the Aston Martin’s lack of straight-line speed. The team’s top-speed deficit was evident throughout the session, with their speeds on the straights being the slowest. Despite these challenges, Stroll managed to qualify in P14, but due to the penalty, he will start the race in P19.