Lance Stroll summoned to the stewards after Lewis Hamilton incident

Aston Martin driver Lance Stroll has been summoned to the stewards at the 2023 Dutch Grand Prix.

Lance Stroll has been summoned to the stewards following qualifying at the Dutch Grand Prix, after appearing to impede Lewis Hamilton in Q1.

Hamilton was impeded by several drivers in the opening part of qualifying at Zandvoort, in what was a miserable afternoon for the seven-time World Champion.

It was a very similar qualifying to what was seen at the Belgian Grand Prix, with the session having started in wet conditions.

The track dried throughout qualifying, with Max Verstappen having claimed pole on the Soft tyres.

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However, Stroll’s incident with Hamilton happened when the duo were on Intermediate tyres, approaching the start/finish straight.

Hamilton was on a hot lap whilst Stroll was preparing for his, before opting to not get out of the way of the Mercedes driver.

Hamilton instantly complained over the team radio, with the FIA also wanting to take a further look.

Stroll has been summoned to see the stewards at 16:45 local time (15:45 GMT), where a decision will be made as to whether the Canadian needs to be penalised.

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Both drivers did make it out of Q3, before the duo were both knocked out in Q2.

Whilst a Q2 elimination for Stroll was perhaps expected given his poor form this season, Hamilton being eliminated came as a giant shock.

Hamilton set his final hot lap too soon, with him then not having enough life in his tyres on his actual final lap.

He could only salvage a miserable P13 on the grid, although this could become P12 if Stroll is penalised, with the Aston Martin driver having provisionally claimed 11th.

Despite having been the dominant Mercedes driver so far in 2023, Hamilton qualified well behind team-mate George Russell, who did well to achieve third on the grid.

Russell has looked much more like his usual self in Zandvoort, whilst Hamilton has looked lacklustre.

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The former Williams driver will be joined on the second row by Williams’ Alex Albon, who was the star of qualifying.

Verstappen claimed pole yet again by six-tenths of a second, with Lando Norris being his closest competitor.

Based on qualifying, the fight for the podium places looks set to be very close, behind Verstappen that is.