Lance Stroll issued with FIA warning following incident at Qatar Grand Prix

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Just days after the Qatar Grand Prix, the FIA has confirmed that Lance Stroll has been issued with a formal warning for his actions during his garage strop at Formula 1’s 2023 Qatar Grand Prix.

Stroll failed to progress into the second qualifying session in last Friday's main qualifying session. After climbing out of his car, the Canadian driver barged his trainer, Henry Howe in his team garage. He then delivered a six-word awkward TV interview, refusing to give real answers to the three questions that he received from the reporter.

Following the Qatar Grand Prix, the FIA opened an investigation into Stroll's conduct and issued the Aston Martin racer with a formal warning for his actions.

The FIA's statement read: “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.”