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Stroll’s Maiden Pole Under Threat after Stewards Summons for Yellow Flag Offence

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Credit: BWT Racing Point Formula One Team

Lance Stroll’s maiden Formula 1 pole position remains provisional after the Canadian was summoned to see the stewards for a potential yellow-flag offence during Qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix.

The BWT Racing Point Formula One Team racer stunned the Formula 1 paddock by taking top spot in a very wet Qualifying session at the Intercity Istanbul Park, but his celebrations may be short-lived if the stewards in Turkey hand him a penalty.

Stroll is under investigation for not slowing down sufficiently under waved yellow flags at turn seven on the flying lap that gave him the penalty.  The yellow flags were out, ironically, for a spin for the second Racing Point of Sergio Pérez!

Should Stroll be handed a penalty, this would hand Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen his first pole position of the season, with the Dutchman having shown sublime form throughout all of the sessions across the first Turkish Grand Prix weekend since 2011.

Another driver who will be talking to the stewards is McLaren F1 Team’s Lando Norris, with the Briton allegedly not slowing down enough under yellow flags during Q1.  Both Nicholas Latifi and Daniil Kvyat spun ahead of him, but the Briton seemed to not acknowledge the yellow flags enough.

A number of other flying laps are still under investigation, with the definitive grid set to be determined once all of the evidence has been seen.

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