Stroll hit with gearbox penalty after FP3 woes

Date published: November 11 2017

Lance Stroll added his name to the list of drivers facing grid penalties in Brazil after losing drive in FP3.

Stroll came to a halt out on track during Saturday’s final practice having reported a loss of gear and power.

He finished the session without a time to his name.

His woes were compounded with news that he is facing a gearbox penalty.

And although the rookie is also receiving a new engine in the break between FP3 and qualifying, that does not come with a penalty as he has yet to use the four power units permitted.

As such he is facing just a five-place penalty.