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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.
Max Verstappen, Pierre Gasly and Marcus Ericsson answered the questions at the Shanghai International Circuit.
Marcus Ericsson admits it was a “great relief” to score points in Bahrain, his first top-ten showing since Italy 2015.
Haas put their pit stop woes behind them, another double points finish for McLaren and a long-awaited first points finish for Marcus Ericsson.
McLaren didn’t make it into the pole position shoot-out in Bahrain while Sauber and Williams failed to break out of Q1.
Formula 1 bosses and the FIA have presented their latest vision for the future of the sport to all 10 teams ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend.