Lance began the race in P13 and launched off the line to begin a fight for a points’ finish.
But on the run to Turn One, Lance was hit by Nicholas Latifi, sending him into a spin and causing significant damage to his rear wing.
Lance wasted no time in trying to regain the positions and by lap three of the 56 lap race, he had already gained three positions into P16.
By lap 16, the Canadian was up into the points scoring positions, capitalising on some early pitstops to move himself into P9.
He then pitted two laps later for a set of new Medium Pirelli tyres, re-emerging in P15.
Lance continued to steadily gain positions, moving into P10 before making his second stop for Hard tyres and re-joining in P14.
As the laps ticked down, Lance was able to gain a further two positions to end the race in P12.
Lance Stroll – Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team
“It was not our weekend. After yesterday’s qualifying, where we were affected by the yellow flags, I was hit at Turn One on the very first lap today. The contact dropped me to the back of the field and I picked up a significant amount of damage on the front wing. It cost us some performance, but we still managed to fight our way up the field. However, points were just out of reach in the end. It is a race to forget, and we will move on and look to come back stronger in Mexico.”
Formula One returns for the Mexican Grand Prix on Friday, November 5 with FP1 beginning at 5:30 PM BST.
Japanese Grand Prix
September 27, 2023
After making up several positions from his grid slot, Lance was forced to retire with a rear wing issue.