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It was a point-less Sunday in Shanghai for Force India, Williams, Sauber and Bahrain stars, Toro Rosso.
Marcus Ericsson says a “misunderstanding” over procedure led to his grid penalty for ignoring double waved yellows in qualifying for the Chinese GP.
Marcus Ericsson has been slapped with a five-place grid penalty and three penalty points have been added to his licence after failing to slow down for yellow flags.
Pierre Gasly qualified a lowly P17 after the highs of Bahrain; Williams car once again slower at this track compared to last year.
Lance Stroll props up the timesheets in both practice sessions as Williams’ struggles look set to continue.