Lance Stroll has been hit with a five-place grid penalty for the Las Vegas Grand Prix after being found to
Following the final practice hour, the Aston Martin driver was immediately called to the Stewards due to allegations of passing under double-waved yellow flags. This incident occurred after Alex Albon had touched the wall, and Carlos Sainz was involved. The driver explained to the Stewards that he was looking at his dash and concentrating on the Ferrari ahead, which caused him to miss the flags. Although there were no yellow light panels displayed, the regulations state that flags and light panels have the same meaning. As a result, he will be demoted five places on the grid for the inaugural Formula 1 race at the Las Vegas Strip Circuit. This penalty is consistent with the Stewards’ verdict, which confirmed the waving of double yellow flags at the marshal post. However, it should be noted that the driver of Car 18 is not the only one to receive such a penalty, as Carlos Sainz was also moved back 10 places for a different reason.