Lance Stroll: “It was a typical street circuit mistake”


Lance Stroll ended FP2 in the barriers - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Lance Stroll did not end his first practice day in Monaco in the way that he would have wanted as he crashed out of practice two at Massenet, bringing out the red flags.

The Canadian finished sixteenth in both sessions on Thursday, but the Williams Martini Racing driver will work out just what went wrong during FP2 that saw the teenager end up in the barriers.

“The track is great and I was really happy with the car, but then there was the crash at the end,” said Stroll. “I just basically centred in looking for the limit, got onto the dirt a little bit and lost the rear. It was a typical street circuit mistake.

“I got into learning the circuit pretty quickly and I was happy with the day until then. What is good here is the tyre seems to be hanging on quite a bit, so we are able to do multiple push laps.”

Stroll says that the problematic corners on the track were turn eighth and the final turn, and he admits that those corners were also causing him problems on his Playstation, but he will need to work out his problems quickly in order to have a good weekend.

“In FP3 I am just going to build up my rhythm in that area, but I think I know pretty clearly in my head what I did wrong,” said Stroll. “I am going to look at the little areas I can improve on for Saturday, as I know we can do that and have a good day.  

“I think corner eight and the last corner are the two places I need to improve on, but it really annoys me because every time I play the Playstation game it has always been those two corners that I couldn’t get right, and in reality it is still those two corners!”