When the lights went out, Lance quickly made up two positions, gaining another when Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton clashed.
Due to the damage to the tyre barrier, the race was red flagged as vital repairs were carried out.
Once the barrier was adequately repaired, the grid filed back out for a standing start with Lance lining up P11.
As the lights went out for a second time, Lance gained another two places, later taking a third when team-mate Sebastian Vettel spun.
It means Lance had gained six places ahead of his original starting positions.
The Canadian driver held the position until lap 23 of the 52-lap race when he pitted to change from Used Medium Pirelli tyres onto Used Hards, re-emerging in P10.
Lance had undercut the Alpine of Fernando Alonso and, when the Spaniard made his stop, the two ran side-by-side initially.
Lance would then secure eighth place late in the race, aided by a puncture for the chasing Pierre Gasly.
Lance Stroll – Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team Racing Driver
“I am really happy with my race because we were able to turn around a tricky start to the weekend by finishing in P8 and scoring four points. We have been working to find the right car balance and we had a breakthrough today, which is a great credit to the team and all the effort everyone has put in. The key to the race was making two strong starts either side of the red flag, where we gained several places each time. The strategies were quite similar for the whole grid, making overtaking more tricky, but those starts set us up for a good race. The new format has been a challenge for everyone this weekend, but I think there are positives and we can learn how to maximise the other events with Sprints.”
The Hungarian Grand Prix will take place from Friday July 30 with FP1 at 10:30am BST.
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.