According to his boss, Stroll was doing great in Canada
Mike Crack, Aston Martin team leader, confirmed that it would be a shame to underestimate the Canadian performance of the Canadian team’s driver, Lance Stroll, after he climbed from 16th to ninth place, while also having trouble in the safety car stage.
Aston Martin and Stroll started their home weekend in Canada with high hopes, especially after the young driver finished out of the stable ahead of famous teammate Fernando Alonso for the first time of the season in Spain two weeks ago. In terms of results, his experience and race in Canada were disappointing.
On Saturday, Stroll only got 13th, in addition, due to Esteban Ocon’s suspension, he was placed three places behind, so he could only start from 16th. The next day, he made his way into the points zone: he finished ninth.
Although he was again behind second-placed Alonso, Stroll was praised by the team leader. “We pulled him out of traffic, and when it was clear in front of him, he set the pace at the front on the hard collectors. But when you get into these DRS trains, you have a really hard timeThe specialist began.
“I think it’s a great achievement to go from 16th to 9th. On paper, of course, it’s only 9th, and seeing that his team-mate finished second doesn’t seem like a very good performance. But if you look at where I started, I think it was really goodHe confirmed.
“I think he’s going to take the positives with him. As for the next races, we know they tend to be very strong on the faster tracks and there will be more of these spots, so I’m confident we can score valuable points with both cars.” he added.
He finally notes that Stroll’s performance is only commendable because the race didn’t work out for him tactically: he changed a wheel just before the safety car stage, so he didn’t get a “free stop” while driving. compared to most of its competitors. “He was happy with the result, especially with bad luck the safety car came a lap after his pit stop, which actually dropped him two stops.”
“It would be pointless to whine or lament your situation. The race is like that, you have to make the most of every situation. I’m glad you caught up so well after the time trial. It went well. We gave everything we had in Last round. Fernando had already worked it out and then the sprint came after the last corner. It was like the battle between Sebastian (Vettel) and Fernando in Japan last year. Thanks to the engine we had more power at the end because the tires were more erosive.” — he concluded, noting the fact that Stroll took ninth from Valtteri Bottas on the finish line on the last lap.