Lance utilised his used Soft Pirelli tyres in the early stages of the race, gaining four positions into P5 by lap 13 of the 71 lap race.
An early pitstop on lap 14 for a new set of Hard tyres brought the Canadian driver out into P19.
Lance steadily began to cycle back through the pack, capitalising on the first round of pitstops to go P13 by lap 34.
A brief battle with the Williams of George Russell caused Lance to drop back one position to P14 but Lance was able to regain P13 as the Alfa Romeo of Kimi Räikkönen pitted.
On lap 46, Lance pitted for a second time to change onto a fresh set of Hard tyres, re-emerging in P17.
As the laps ticked down, Lance climbed up into P15 where he stayed until a last lap incident for his team-mate Sebastian Vettel and Räikkönen dropped the pair down the grid, promoting Lance into his finishing position of P13.
Lance Stroll – Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team Driver
“It was not the race we were hoping for today. I think it is clear, with hindsight, that starting on the Softs was not ideal, although we managed to keep ourselves in the fight for points during the first phase of the race. When we made our first stop to get onto a set of new Hards, we came out in quite a bit of traffic. With cars on different strategies and tyres, it meant we lost time and did not take advantage of the peak of the tyre early in the second stint, which impacted our race. It is a disappointing end to the triple-header, but I am excited to get going for our home race at Silverstone in a couple of weeks. It is a very different circuit and we also have a new weekend format, so it is a clean slate and a chance to bounce back.”
The British Grand Prix will get underway on Friday July 16 from 2:30pm BST for FP1.
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.