Lance Stroll: “It’s going to be quite an experience”


Lance Stroll will line-up for his first Grand Prix in Australia this Sunday - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Reigning FIA European Formula 3 Champion Lance Stroll will line-up for his first Grand Prix this weekend at the Albert Park circuit in Australia, and the Canadian teenager admits that he is eager to get the season underway.

Williams Martini Racing signed Stroll shortly after his eighteenth birthday last year, and has taken championship victories in every championship he has competed in, and will join veteran Felipe Massa at the Grove-based team.

The Australian Grand Prix will be his first venture down-under, and he has been preparing himself in the simulator for the experience, and is ready to push as hard as he can in order to get the best debut result possible.

“I am really excited for Melbourne,” said Stroll. “It’s going to be quite an experience being my first ever Grand Prix. It’s a new track and I have never been to Australia.

“I am just really looking forward to it all and very excited to get started. I can’t wait. I have driven the track in the simulator and I have seen some videos, and onboards. It looks quite tricky.

“Even though it is a new track for me it’s a different track also. It’s kind of a road course, so the track really changes a lot throughout the weekend, so that will be a good challenge. I will just take it as it comes, push as hard as I can, enjoy it and look forward to the weekend.”