After the delay, the race was declared wet and began behind the Safety Car.
Lance picked up a puncture in the opening laps and after pitting for a second set of Wet tyres and with the circuit evolving, he again pitted one lap later for Intermediates.
Rejoining in 19th, Lance overtook Mick Schumacher on lap 18, despite Monaco’s limited passing opportunities.
Taking advantage of numerous pitstops throughout the field, Lance moved into the top 10 before again pitting himself on lap 25 for a set of Hard tyres, re-emerging in 14th.
A lengthy red flag following a crash for Schumacher led to another pause in action. Due to the delay, the race resumed with 45 minutes on the clock with a rolling start.
Maintaining his position for the final stint, Lance brought his AMR22 over the line in 14th position.
Lance Stroll – Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One™ Team Driver
“I knew it would be a struggle to score points when starting so far back and it was always going to be a tricky race in the wet weather, but there are positives to take. We made the right call by switching to the Intermediate tyres early on because it was clearly the best compound. Overtaking is difficult at Monaco, so getting past [Yuki] Tsunoda at Rascasse was a pleasing move and showed that the car is becoming more competitive - especially considering the slower-speed corners here. On the whole, the race gave us plenty of opportunities to continue learning about the car’s recent developments. I am confident we will be able to develop the car for both the slower and faster circuits in the near future.”
Bahrain Grand Prix
March 8, 2023
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