Stroll & Sargeant At Risk Of Missing Race After Receiving Penalties In China

Monday, 22 April 2024 at 00:30
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Lance Stroll and Logan Sargeant are at a risk of missing one of the following races, as they accumulated more penalty points at the 2024 Chinese Grand Prix.
Both drivers had an unsuccessful Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit. While the American driver crossed the finish line last out of the drivers that finished the race, Stroll was 15th, while his teammate, Fernando Alonso, finished 7th.
Both of them also had their races impacted by receiving penalties, and in the Canadian's case, also by having to change his front wing. He damaged that during the Safety Car restart, when he failed to stop his car and hit Daniel Ricciardo from behind, receiving a 10-second time penalty as a result.
Sargeant, on the other hand, overtook Nico Hulkenberg under Safety Car, also receiving a 10-second time penalty, which, however, didn't impact his race finishing position in any way.
For Stroll, the moment was quite unfortunate, as multiple cars stopped at the same time, and he was the one that couldn't stop, and he wasn't really happy with the decision of the Stewards after the race.

"I got a penalty because of the end result that I hit Ricciardo, but it's not like everything was normal and I just slammed into the back of him. There was a really odd concertina effect that I would have liked to see the stewards take into consideration maybe a little bit more."

As a result of their incidents at the Chinese Grand Prix, they didn't receive only time penalties in the race, but also penalty points on their Superlicense.
Sargeant got two penalty points, which means he's now on a total of 8 penalty points out of 12 possible in a 12-month period, meaning that he's possibly two incidents away from missing a race.
The same applies to Stroll, who also got two penalty points for his incident, with the Canadian driver now having 7 out of possible 12 penalty points in the past 12 months.