Stroll left frustrated after ‘not great’ Spanish Grand Prix


Lance Stroll was left frustrated by his Spanish Grand Prix - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Lance Stroll endured a frustrating Spanish Grand Prix, finishing sixteenth and last of the classified finishers, with the Williams Martini Racing driver struggling particularly in the final stint of the race with the Medium tyre.

The Canadian teenager was happier on the Soft compound during the race but lost a number of positions in the final few laps as he struggled with the harder tyre, but the whole weekend has been a difficult one for the youngest driver on the Formula 1 grid.

He was eliminated from qualifying at the first hurdle and was never in the running for points, but at least saw the chequered flag for the second consecutive race as he continues on his learning curve in his rookie season.

“It was not a great race,” revealed Stroll. “I have had better ones and I just found it frustrating.

“The start was good as were the first couple of stints on the soft tyres and I had a good pace at the beginning, but we just struggled on the mediums and started to lose grip. I didn’t feel great in the car and couldn’t get it feeling the way I wanted.

“It was just one of those races, but I am sure it will be better next time. At every race I get more and more confident, but this weekend was just a tough one.”