Williams Martini Racing driver Lance Stroll has said he was “happy with his race”, even though he suffered a retirement.
Stroll started the race in seventeenth, while his Russian team-mate, Sergey Sirotkin, started in twelfth, both running the soft tyre.
He ran the soft tyre, which he had qualified on, for 29 laps, and then pitted for a set of mediums. Team-mate Sirotkin did the same a lap later.
Sirotkin also had to retire his car after his first pit stop due to an engine oil leak, resulting in a double DNF for the team.
The nineteen year old Canadian had to retire his car on lap 55 following a brake failure.
“At one stage we looked like we were in a pretty promising position, but then the rain started to come in.”
He added: “Looking at the results, Hartley scored a point and we were ahead of him before we stopped for the inters”.
“At a certain stage we were looking pretty good.”, said Stroll.
“It is a shame we could not be there at the end to capitalise on some of the mixed conditions.” he added.
Stroll has had a poor season this far, the 8 points he currently has on the board were gained in Azerbaijan.
Early on in the season he was involved in many incidents with other drivers, also crashing out of his home grand prix in Canada following an incident with Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda driver Brendon Hartley.
He is currently seventeenth in the Drivers’ Championship, and will be hoping for better results for the rest of the season.