Norris gets three-place F1 grid drop after Gasly yellow flag pass – F1

McLaren driver Lando Norris will receive a three-place grid penalty for passing Pierre Gasly under yellow flags during the first Formula 1 free practice session of the Styrian Grand Prix.

The chances of a repeat podium for Norris took a knock after he was was investigated for overtaking the AlphaTauri of Gasly after Nicholas Latifi triggered yellows when his Williams stopped on track at Turn 5.

Norris has also received the standard two penalty points – his first for the current 12 month period.

Latifi suffered a gearbox issue in the early stages of the session, pulling over to the side of the road on the exit of Turn 4.

The marshals at the nearest post had trouble clearing the stranded Williams, and had to throw a red flag to extricate it from the circuit.

The FIA noted: “The Stewards heard from the driver of Car 4 (Lando Norris) and the team representative and have reviewed video evidence.

“On-board footage clearly shows that driver of Car 4 passed Car 10 while yellow light panels were clearly visible and yellow flags were shown.”

The reference to onboard footage comes after last week’s incident, when Lewis Hamilton was investigated for speeding under yellows – where none was available at the initial hearing.

He escaped sanction but later 360-degree camera footage emerged via the F1 Twitter feed, and Hamilton was given a penalty.

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