McLaren driver Lando Norris has been penalised three grid positions forward of this weekend’s Styrian Grand Prix after overtaking below yellow flags within the opening observe session.
Norris, who took the primary podium of his profession ultimately weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix, handed Pierre Gasly’s Alpha Tauri on monitor whereas yellow flags have been exhibiting at Flip 5 in the course of the first observe session. Yellow flags act as warnings to drivers of an incident on monitor and require automobiles to sluggish their tempo and go single file with no overtaking.
Though it was solely a observe session, the offence carries the identical weight as a transgression in a aggressive session, and Norris was hit with a 3 place penalty from wherever he qualifies on Sunday’s grid.
“The Stewards heard from the driving force of Automobile 4 (Lando Norris) and the crew consultant and have reviewed video proof,” the steward’s assertion stated. “Onboard footage clearly exhibits that driver of Automobile Four handed Automobile 10 whereas yellow gentle panels have been clearly seen and yellow flags have been proven.”
Lewis Hamilton was penalised three grid locations ultimately weekend’s race for the same infringement in qualifying, when he set his quickest time regardless of yellow flags exhibiting on the exit of Flip 4.