In an eventful qualifying session for the Brazilian GP, three drivers have been slapped with grid penalties for the race on Sunday.
George Russell and Pierre Gasly found themselves involved in an incident while exiting the pit lane. As a result, Russell impeded Gasly, resulting in a two-place grid penalty for Sunday’s race. Due to the penalty, Russell will start the race in eighth position.
However, Gasly himself received a grid penalty for hindering Sergio Perez. Gasly has also been handed a two-place penalty, forcing him to begin the race from fifteenth place.
In a similar incident, Esteban Ocon also received a two-place grid penalty for his interference. On the other hand, Lance Stroll managed to avoid a grid penalty for exceeding the maximum lap time. Stroll’s excess was due to allowing other drivers to pass.
As a result, Lance Stroll will start the race from third place without any punishment. The other grid penalties, however, have reshuffled the starting grid for Sunday but will not impact the sprint race on Saturday.