Portuguese Grand Prix

April 30, 2021

Lance 'excited' ahead of qualifying in Portimão

Lance finished Free Practice Friday in P9 as Formula One returns to Portugal.

Lance finished Free Practice Friday in P9 as Formula One returns to Portugal.

As the drivers become reacquainted with the Portimão circuit and its tricky, rollercoaster style undulations in FP1, Lance amassed 28 laps of the 4.6km Portuguese track to deliver a 1.20.894 lap time and finish the first session of the day in P11.

For FP2, conditions became slightly trickier as the wind increased but the Canadian driver was able to utilise his skills across his 31 laps to collect some valuable data ahead of qualifying and finish the session in P9 with a 1.20.427 lap time.

Lance Stroll – Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team Driver

“It is great to be back in Portugal. The track is a lot of fun and the elevation changes are a real challenge inside the car. The conditions were not ideal today, which made it quite tricky to find the best balance – but I think everyone would say the same after today’s running. We will all be looking to make gains tomorrow. With just six tenths separating the top 10 cars, qualifying should be unpredictable and a great watch for the fans back home. I am excited to get going tomorrow.”

Lance will return to the Algarve International Circuit for FP3 at 12pm BST.

Portimao

FP1
11th
FP2
9th
FP3
16th
Quali
17th
Race
14th