Lance Stroll: “It is just simply tough for us this weekend”

Lance Stroll will start seventeenth in Hungary - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Lance Stroll was downbeat after qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix after being forced to settle for seventeenth on the grid, with the Canadian admitting that the Williams Martini Racing team have not been quick enough all weekend long.

The Canadian missed out on advancing through to the second phase of qualifying by 0.007 seconds, and although he felt he had some issues on his quickest lap, he felt he was just not competitive enough to progress.

Stroll knows he will have to push hard during Sunday’s race at the Hungaroring, but a lack of downforce for Williams this weekend has hurt them badly.

“It was not the best qualifying in terms of position, but we knew it would be difficult for us, and in the end we just have to be more competitive,” said Stroll.

“We were only a tenth or so off Q2, and it is frustrating as I think there were a couple of things on my lap where I could have made up a tenth, but you can always say that afterwards.

“It is just simply tough for us this weekend, we are not as quick as we want to be and, although there are a couple of other things, it is pretty much down to sheer lack of downforce. We need to keep pushing to see what happens for tomorrow’s race.”