Lance Stroll has found himself in hot water following qualifying at the Qatar Grand Prix, after appearing to push his personal trainer.
Stroll’s miserable season failed to get any better in qualifying, as the Canadian was eliminated in Q1 once again.
The 24-year-old could only salvage P17, behind both Williams drivers and well behind team-mate Fernando Alonso, who’ll start Sunday’s race from fourth.
Stroll’s best Q1 lap was a worrying 1.1 seconds slower than the two-time World Champion’s, proving that the AMR23 does have pace in Qatar, with Stroll just not being able to extract it.
He was visibly absolutely furious to have been eliminated once again, as he jumped out of his car in rapid fashion.
An Aston Martin employee was waiting for him in the garage and pointed to the driver that he needed to go out the front of the garage to get himself weighed, an FIA and F1 requirement.
Stroll walked straight past the employee and pointed that he was going out the back of the garage, to which the employee appeared to continue informing the driver that he needed to be weighed.
As the pair went to the back of the garage, cameras showed what looked like Stroll pushing the employee; however, it should be noted that it’s not been confirmed if this happened.
Stroll could simply be seen performing a pushing action, whilst the employee was already out of camera shot.
Whether the employee was pushed or not, it’s a shocking look for the Canadian.
His furious body language and attitude continued in the media pen, where he gave a blunt and incredibly short interview.
When asked for his feelings regarding his Q1 exit, Stroll replied: “Yeah s***.”
The interviewee on F1’s official feed was forced to apologise for the language, before asking Stroll what’s not clicking for him at the moment.
“I don’t know,” was the Canadian’s response, before insisting that he’d simply “keep driving” when asked how he’d approach Saturday and Sunday.
This was followed by the driver walking off.
It marks another worrying moment for the team, as yet again it was all down to Alonso to salvage a good result.