Pierre Gasly has been disqualified, after the FIA investigated on his engine exceeding the max allowed on the fuel mass flow. Never-ending woes seem to be chasing the Frenchman, who was previously required to start from the pitlane, as yesterday he missed the mandatory weighing after FP2. The team later decided to replace his gearbox, which would have cost him 5 positions on the gridi if he wasn’t at the bottom already.
Following a thorough investigation, the FIA received evidence to declare that Gasly is formally excluded from the qualifying session of the Azerbaijan GP, as the fuel mass flow of his engine exceeded 100 kg/hr during his fastest flying lap during the session.
Therefore, that is strike two for the Red Bull driver, who already got a substantial amount of headaches to the team today, although at the team principal press conferece Chris Horner defended the poor results scored by the Frenchman at the start of the season.