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Alexander Albon

Albon disqualified from qualifying as FIA make decision on whether he can race

After a stewards' investigation, Alex Albon has been excluded from qualifying at the Australian Grand Prix.

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Alex Albon has been disqualified from qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix, but will still start Sunday's race.

The Williams driver was told to stop on track by his engineer following his Q1 exit at Albert Park, and the car was then returned to the garage where the FIA were unable to extract the one litre of fuel (plus an estimated 0.15 litres required to return it to the pit lane) required for testing.

Following a meeting between race stewards and a Williams team representative, Albon was handed the standard punishment for the technical infringement and has been excluded from qualifying.

Williams' request to race Albon race approved

After the decision was made to disqualify Albon, the FIA received and approved a request from Williams to allow him to start the race.

The driver had already been handed a three-place grid drop for the event following his collision with Lance Stroll during the final stages of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix two weeks ago.

Stroll will join him at the back of the grid on race day, after being hit with a grid drop himself for a qualifying collision with Nicholas Latifi.

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