Lance Stroll has collected two penalty points on his licence for a collision with Pierre Gasly during the Russian Grand Prix.
The stewards deemed Stroll was “wholly to blame” for the collision with Gasly which occured at turn eight while rain was falling late in the race. Stroll had already gone off the track and hit Gasly after rejoining the circuit.
“Although noting the evidence of the driver of car 18 [Stroll] that the conditions were extremely slippery especially as he was on old hard tyres, the stewards determined that it was still the responsibility of the driver to ensure that having left the track due to those very same conditions, he drove appropriately taking them into account when he rejoined and turned into the next corner, considering there were two other cars in close proximity,” the stewards ruled.
Stroll’s penalty leaves him four points away from an automatic ban. He will next lose penalty points from his licences on October 25th, the day after the United States Grand Prix, when two points are deducted.
He has collected three of his penalty points this year. These are two for colliding with Charles Leclerc at the Hungarian Grand Prix and one for passing Gasly off-track at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. He also also been given a formal warning and a non-driving reprimand for other incidents.
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