Nicholas Latifi the Williams Formula One driver has just moments ago crashed out of the Q1 session of qualifying after shunting with Lance Stroll’s Aston Martin. Before the incident, Nicholas Latifi gave way to Stroll to go past but later got back at him and while trying to overtake hit Stroll’s front right tire and got himself into a spin, and crashed out.
As a consequence of the incident, Nicholas Latifi and Lance Stroll are now both out of the Qualifying session of the Australian Grand Prix. Horrible news for Williams and the Aston Martin team.
While Lance Stroll by moving right was trying to make way for the fast-approaching Alfa Romeo car, Nicholas Latifi took the opportunity for himself and tried to go past Lance to start with a fast lap.
After the incident Stroll was seen saying on the team radio, “Latifi man, what is he doing, he just f***ing hit me, man!!” Lance was clearly not happy with what happened and let his emotions known to everyone through the team radio.
Lance Stroll’s plans were put to rest by Nicholas Latifi
Lance Stroll during the Free Practice 3 session brought out a red flag after crashing into the barriers just after his teammate Sebastian Vettel crashed during the initial stages of FP3.
After the FP3 session, it was a race against time in both the Aston Martin garages as the engineers were seen scampering to get the cars ready for the Qualifying session.
While Vettel was not able to make it for the Q1 session, Stroll was able to get out. It’s just that the luck was not with Stroll and Aston Martin as just after getting out for the Q1, Stroll was involved in an accident with Latifi, and Aston Martin’s plans for Quali were put to bed.