Formula 1

Lance Stroll: “I Was Quite Shocked At How It Happened So Suddenly”

1 Mins read
Lance Stroll - British Grand Prix - F1
Credit: Glenn Dunbar/Williams F1

Lance Stroll admits he was ‘quite shocked’ after crashing out early on in qualifying for the British Grand Prix meaning he starts nineteenth for the race on Sunday.

The Canadian spun off at turn six at the start of Q1 and his Williams Martini Racing beached itself in the gravel trap ending Stroll’s participation in qualifying before he was able to put a lap time on the board.  The incident also brought out the red flags at Silverstone, breaking up the session for the rest of the competitors.

Stroll’s Williams team-mate Sergey Sirotkin also took a trip through the gravel trap but was able to continue and the young Canadian admits it felt “odd” as it all happened so quickly and there was nothing he was able to do.

“I did the exact same thing I had been doing all weekend into corner six and the car just snapped, really aggressively,” said Stroll.

“It was just odd, as it was so aggressive and I was quite shocked at how it happened so suddenly.  Then, I was buried in the gravel and there was nothing that I could do.”

Williams have really struggled this season and sit bottom of the constructors championship with only four points and Stroll says that problems with the cars stability has hurt them all season and is not specific to Silverstone.

“We have been fighting stability problems all season as the car is very unpredictable and we have to look into it in more detail,” said the Canadian.

Avatar photo
485 posts

About author
A journalism student from Scotland. Covering Formula 1 for The Checkered Flag.
Articles
Related posts
Formula 1

3 Talking Points from the 2024 British Grand Prix

4 Mins read
The 2024 British Grand Prix saw Lewis Hamilton return to the top step for the first time since 2021, but what other talking points came from the weekend? We discuss Mercedes’ resurgence, Lando Norris’ missed opportunity, and Sergio Perez’s growing pressure.
Formula 1

"Not Making the Right Decisions": Norris Rues Strategy Errors That Cost Him British GP Victory

2 Mins read
Lando Norris admits to strategic errors costing him a potential win at his home race. McLaren driver blames himself and the team for not making the “right decisions” after finishing third at the 2024 British Grand Prix. Despite leading during the wet conditions, Norris fell back after questionable tyre choices.
Formula 1

"Really Disappointing": Russell Reflects on Crushing Silverstone DNF

1 Mins read
George Russell reflects on his DNF at Silverstone as he misses the chance to take advantage of pole position at his home Grand Prix, and missing out on a chance at the podium or even the race victory.