Lance Stroll is positive heading into the weekend of the Hungarian Grand Prix at Hungaroring after a strong fourth place finish at the German Grand Prix. The SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team driver is hoping to add to his points tally as he saw the previous weekend a “Good Boost”
“It was good to come away from Germany with a bunch of points.” said Stroll. “We rolled the dice a few times and it worked out pretty well in the end. Seeing all the smiles from the team after the race was fantastic and just what we needed. It’s a good boost for us and hopefully we can score again this weekend.
“Racing in Budapest in the summer is quite tough. It’s a physical circuit and the weather is usually hot and humid at this time of year.”
The Canadian, who started from the pit lane in 2018, with William Racing, finished seventeenth last season in 2018. He talked about what his RP19 will need, as the car comes with the upgrades which were bought at Hockenheim.
Stroll continued, “To be competitive you need lots of downforce and a set-up that is not too demanding on the tyres. There are lots of traction zones that put big energy through the tyres and the high track temperatures also make life difficult.“
“I think we made some progress with the car last week. The new parts have helped and we need to build on all that work this week.”
The twenty-year-old spoke on the Hungaroring, as he mentioned that “concentration” was required round the lap of the track, which is 4.381km long, as the track is “tight and twisty”
“The lap is tight and twisty, and there’s no real chance to catch your breath, so you really have to keep your concentration. It’s good fun, though, and very satisfying behind the wheel through the quicker corners, such as four and eleven. When the car is hooked up, you can really enjoy the flow of the circuit and find a nice rhythm. “
Stroll heads into the weekend off the back of a extremely positive German Grand Prix, in which he lead slightly. With a host of upgrades, which came from the pervious Grand Prix weekend, the team and Stroll are hoping to score well with the typical hot weather expecting to come into play.