In the final free practice session of the weekend, Lance was able to collect some vital data, lapping in a 1:05.445 to end the morning P9.
Moving into the crucial qualifying session, Lance was able to comfortably advance into Q2 as he ended Q1 P9.
During Q2, Lance put in six laps and delivered his best lap time of 1.04.663 to finish P10 and narrowly take the final spot in the final qualifying session.
In Q3 Lance completed three laps of the short Austrian circuit to put in a 1:04.708, his best lap time of the session, and place him into P10 where he will start the Styrian Grand Prix from.
A post qualifying grid penalty for Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri) moves place into P9 for the Styrian Grand Prix.
Lance Stroll – Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team
“It is a good feeling to be back in Q3, especially when it happens after such a tight qualifying. It was good fun out there and I think 10th [now ninth due to a rival’s penalty] was the most we could achieve today. It has been a smooth weekend so far. From the first laps in FP1, I have felt really good in the car and it has given me the confidence to really push because the balance has been consistent in every session. We have shown competitive pace in the last couple of races, so I think we can fight for some good points tomorrow. Anything can happen, especially with the weather, so let’s see how it plays out.”
The Styrian Grand Prix will begin at 2pm BST on Sunday June 27.
Italian Grand Prix
September 12, 2021
Lance claimed P7 and six points at the Italian Grand Prix as Formula One’s second triple-header draws to a close.