Stroll hoping knowledge of Hungaroring will help him in Budapest


Lance Stroll - Williams Martini Racing. Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Williams Martini Racing driver Lance Stroll is all set to race at another familiar track when we go to the Hungaroring this weekend, a circuit he knows well from his time in the junior formulas.

The Canadian has enjoyed some good results at Budapest in the past, and with prior knowledge a big plus point for the rookie, he will be hoping to replicate those achievements in F1 as well.

“This will be the third track in a row where I have raced before, and so I know what to expect. I was there last year in Formula 3 and had a podium position, so have some good memories.”

The Hungaroring is a circuit Stroll loves driving at, and so the Canadian is looking forward to putting in a strong performance there this weekend, with improved confidence having finished in the points at three out of the last four races, which included picking up his first ever podium.

“I think it is a great track, although, like Monaco, it is very narrow with lots of corners and not so many straights.

“Having said that, it is a track I like a lot, and that especially goes for the middle sector which is quite fast with a lot of left and right turns.

“It has been resurfaced recently, so the track is smooth. All in all it is a great circuit and Budapest is a cool city where I have had some fun.”

Stroll loves proving his critics wrong, so another solid result in Hungary could go some way towards swaying their opinions.