Lance Stroll handed a written warning by the FIA after his actions at the F1 Qatar GP

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Lance Stroll has received a written warning following his actions after qualifying for the Qatar Grand Prix last Friday.

The Canadian driver was knocked out in Q1 and was over a second off teammate Fernando Alonso.

After getting out of his car in the garage, footage shown by Sky Sports F1 saw Stroll push his performance coach Henry Howe at the back it as Howe tried to get the 24-year-old to go and get weighed.

In his post-qualifying interview with F1 TV, he said just seven words in response to three questions from the reporter.

Current World Champion Max Verstappen got two days of public service as a punishment when he pushed Esteban Ocon following the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix. The pair had come together at turn 2 as Ocon tried to unlap himself with the Dutchman in the lead of the race.

Stroll apologised for his actions according to the FIA statement.

Full FIA statement:

“We can confirm that the FIA Compliance Officer has received an apology from Lance Stroll regarding his actions during the 2023 FIA Formula 1 Qatar Grand Prix.

“The Compliance Officer has noted this apology and issued a written warning, reminding Lance of his responsibilities as a competitor bound by the FIA Code of Ethics and other FIA ethical and conduct guidelines set forth by the sporting regulations.

“The FIA maintains a zero-tolerance stance against misconduct and condemns any actions that may lead to physical harassment.”

Photo credit: Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 Team