Lance and teammate Sebastian Vettel shared driving duties of the new Aston Martin machine with Lance completing the afternoon session at the Bahrain International Circuit.
The Canadian driver amassed 46 laps of the 5.412km circuit in tricky conditions as the wind continued to increase throughout the session. However, Lance was able to complete 248km of the Bahraini circuit with a best time of 1:31.782.
Lance Stroll – Aston Martin Racing Driver
“It was a good start to testing. Conditions were really tricky out there and you could feel the effect of the wind on the run down to Turn One, and you could feel the tailwind in certain corners too. I don’t think anybody found it easy out there. It’s early days to be making judgements on the car and we have to remember there is a cut in downforce, which you can feel in the car, and there are new tyres too. The important thing is that we made an encouraging start and it felt good to drive the AMR21. We spent the majority of today doing aero mapping and collecting plenty of useful data. It’s great to be back in the car and really feeling the energy of the team. It is a new beginning as Aston Martin and I am enjoying working with Sebastian and getting to know how he operates. All in all, it’s been a productive session and I definitely enjoyed my day in the AMR21!”
Spanish Grand Prix
May 9, 2021
Lance narrowly missed out on points after a near race-long battle for P10 in Formula One’s Spanish Grand Prix.