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Lance Stroll

Stroll bats away Qatar questions with curt responses

The Canadian addressed his actions in Qatar that prompted the FIA to look into his actions.

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Lance Stroll had little desire to reflect on his Qatar Grand Prix pushing incident when questioned about in the United States after the FIA spoke with him.

After a poor qualifying in Lusail, Stroll clambered out of the Aston Martin and made his way to the back of the garage, but trainer Henry Hurt tried to usher him out the garage and to the FIA weighbridge.

Stroll then forcibly shoved Hurt and then delivered a brief interview to fulfill media obligations, with the FIA confirming it had looked into the matter.

The Canadian is in a bad run of form after not scoring a point since the summer break, and just 12 since his home race in Montreal in June with the team in danger of losing fourth in the Constructors' to McLaren.

Questions have also been raised about Stroll's commitment, but when asked by media including RacingNews365 if he had patched things up with Hurt and if he still enjoyed being an F1 driver, Stroll simply replied: "Yes and Yes."

Further reflecting on Qatar - a race in which he claimed to be losing consciousness owing to the extreme heat conditions - Stroll also revealed it had taken him a while to recover.

"It was hot, for sure. I think we all felt it," he said.

"It took me a good few days after the race to feel 100% again.

"My ass was on fire. I think all of all of ours were!"

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