Lance made full use of the dry conditions, taking to the circuit early in FP1 on a set of Soft Pirelli tyres.
On his first run, the Canadian put in a 1.28.662 effort before returning to the pits to change to a new set of Soft tyres.
Lance continued to improve throughout the session, and gathered valuable dry running data, ending FP1 in P17.
In FP2, Lance began the session on Medium tyres, completing several runs to take him into P15 before pitting to change onto the Soft tyres.
The Canadian was able to improve, moving into P9 on his first run, before moving down to P12 as his rivals set a number of flying laps.
Lance switched to the Medium tyres for the remainder of the session, ending the day in P13.
Lance Stroll – Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team Driver
“Today was about discovering a circuit that has recently had work done to improve the grip compared to last year, not to mention the tricky wind conditions for everyone out there. On our side, there are positives to take from today, but we know we need to find more pace in the car for the rest of the weekend. I am confident we can do so and we are targeting improvements in the balance of the car too. The main thing is that we know what we need to do. We will go away tonight and work hard to move forward.”
FP3 for the Turkish Grand Prix will get underway at 10 am BST on Saturday, October 9.
Bahrain Grand Prix
March 8, 2023
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