Williams are looking ahead to a special weekend in Montreal

Lance Stroll will compete in his first home Grand Prix as a Formula 1 driver this weekend Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd.

Lance Stroll is looking forward to competing in his first home Grand Prix as a Formula 1 driver this weekend in Montreal.

Williams Martini Racing endured a difficult Monaco Grand Prix, as the team only brought home two points, as Felipe Massa finished in ninth, this was a strong result from Massa as he started fourteenth. On the other side of the garage, Stroll retired from the Grand Prix after rising temperatures in his brakes, with just seven laps remaining.

For Williams, Canadian is normally a place where they have good performance, Valterri Bottas finished on the podium in third last season. Massa is hopeful of showing a strong performance this season, to have another good race.

“I’m really looking forward to going back to Montreal,” said Massa. “Because it’s such an amazing place to be.

“It’s a race where our car normally has good performance, so I really hope we can show that again this year and have another good race. I also love the city of Montreal. The fans there really are in love with Formula One. It’s also Lance’s first home Grand Prix so it will be a very special weekend for him.”

The Canadian Grand Prix will mark Stroll’s first home Grand Prix as a Formula 1 driver, so it will be a special event for him.

“Montreal is going to be amazing for me,” said Stroll.

“This is not only my home race but it is also held in my home city, which is buzzing while the race is on. I grew up about 20 minutes away from the race track, so this will be something special and not many people will get to experience that feeling. For me it is a pure racing event.

“It is not the flashiest Grand Prix, as the paddock is small, but it is cool, unique and old school. The fans are really close to the track, the grandstands are huge and the run off areas are not massive, but I love that and hope it doesn’t change.”