The Aston Martin driver was investigated after an altercation with his coach during the Qatar Grand Prix weekend.
The FIA has published an assessment of Lance Stroll’s behavior during the Qatar Grand Prix weekend after discussions with the Aston Martin driver. Walk was visibly frustrated when he failed to qualify in Q2, throwing the steering wheel out of the car and pushing trainer Henry Howe to the back of the garage.
The Canadian later gave a seven-word interview to the media on television, but insisted that the episode did not damage his relationship with coach Howe. Team principal Mike Krack claimed that due to the high standards and pressure to perform, Stroll had not scored a single point since the summer break and entered the Singapore GP after an excellent qualifying session.
FIA response after review After investigating the matter, the governing body issued a response: “We can confirm that the FIA Compliance Officer has received an apology from Lance Stroll for his actions at the 2023 FIA Qatar Formula 1 Grand Prix. “The Compliance Officer noted this apology and issued a written warning, reminding Lance of his obligations as a competitor in relation to the FIA Code of Conduct and other FIA Codes of Ethics and Conduct set out in the Sporting Regulations.”
FIA maintains zero tolerance for abuse and condemns any activities that may lead to physical harassment.”