Lance started FP1 on the Hard tyre and switched to the Softs to set his benchmark lap, a 1.19.349, to place third early in the session.
After falling to 15th, a red flag caused by Mick Schumacher paused all track action until the circuit was deemed to be clear.
Completing 26 laps of the iconic Monaco circuit as he gathered valuable tyre data, Lance put in his best lap time of 1.15.539 to place 12th.
Returning for FP2, Lance ran the on the Medium tyre in the early stages of the session as he continued to gather crucial tyre data ahead of the weekend.
Another red flag halted all running and Lance returned to the pits, making the switch to the Softs in preparation for the session restart.
Amassing 29 laps in the second practice, Lance ended the day in 16th position with his fastest lap time of 1.14.623.
Lance Stroll – Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One™ Team Driver
“It is great to be back in Monaco. Regardless of the car regulations, it is still the same track with the same corners and challenges. Today was a good opportunity to continue understanding the latest car developments and build on our experience in Barcelona. The tyres were overheating a bit in the hot weather, so managing the degradation will be a key part of the race on Sunday. As always, there are still a few things to work on, but I am confident we will make progress before qualifying.”
Japanese Grand Prix
September 27, 2023
After making up several positions from his grid slot, Lance was forced to retire with a rear wing issue.