The details are messy, but it looked as though Latifi let Stroll pass him in his Aston Martin at Turn 4. But as Stroll then began to move out the way of an Alfa Romeo piloted by Zhou Guanyu who was coming up on the left, Latifi then began to accelerate again up the right side of Stroll through Turn 5.
Nicolas Latifi and Lance Stroll have a BIG collision! 💥
That costly misunderstanding causes a stoppage to Q1 🚩
— Sky Sports F1 (@SkySportsF1) April 9, 2022
This ended with Stroll turning right into the Williams, receiving damage itself, and knocking both itself and Latifi’s Williams out of qualifying.
🚩 RED FLAG 🚩
— Formula 1 (@F1) April 9, 2022
Pundits are putting this incident down to a “misunderstanding” after they expect that Stroll was radioed to move to the right.
The marshals of the track are now clearing quite a mess up off the track before Q2.