The final practice session of the weekend got off to a steady start with Lance taking to the track 10 minutes into the session before quickly returning to the pits.
Once the Canadian re-emerged, he continued with long runs and race preparation, running both the Medium and Hard tyres, putting in a best lap time of 1.19.730 to end the session in P11.
In qualifying, an unfortunate accident for Lance brought out the red flags after the Canadian made contact with the barrier at Turn 16 on his first flying run, ending his session.
Lance was taken to the medical centre for checks but was swiftly released and cleared to continue for the remainder of the weekend.
Lance will start the Mexican Grand Prix from P20.
Lance Stroll – Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team Driver
“I am OK. I was a little bit too wide at the final corner, it was a bit dirty out there, and I lost the car at the exit due to a lack of grip. It is a big job for the team and the mechanics [to repair], so it is a shame. I wanted to see what we could do in qualifying and see how the car felt, even though we were set to start at the back of the grid anyway. We will do our best to work our way up the field in the race and gain some places tomorrow.”
The Mexican Grand Prix will begin at 7 pm on Sunday, November 7.
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
November 20, 2022
A challenging weekend cumulated in a points finish for Lance Stroll as strategy played in his favour in the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi.