After Saturday’s F1 Sprint, Lance lined up in P14 on a set of used Medium compound Pirelli tyres.
As the lights went out, Lance made up two positions when he overtook Lando Norris and Antonio Giovinazzi.
On lap six of the 71-lap race, Lance and Yuki Tsunoda made contact going into Turn One, damaging the Canadian’s AMR21 and bringing out the Safety Car as debris was cleared from the track.
Lance pitted on lap 22 to switch from the Medium tyres to a set of used Hards before re-joining in P19 to begin his fight towards the points.
As the race progressed, Lance’s car lost pace due to the early, forcing him to retire on lap 47.
Lance Stroll – Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team Driver
“After making up some ground yesterday, I think we had a good chance to score points today. After a strong start, [Yuki] Tsunoda made contact with me in Turn One. He was on the Softs whereas I was on the Mediums, so at that stage he was faster. I think his move was desperate and he was way too optimistic. That contact damaged my car and from there more pieces were falling off, which meant that the pace got worse and we were just going backwards. It is disappointing to retire, but this weekend has made me even more determined to finish well in Qatar next weekend.”
Formula One concludes its final triple-header with the Qatar Grand Prix, getting underway on Friday, November 19 with FP1 at 10:30 am GMT.
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.