Lance will begin the 2021 Dutch Grand Prix in P12 after a disrupted qualifying at Zandvoort caught several drivers out.
The final practice session of the weekend got off to a good start with Lance opting to join the circuit 15 minutes into the session.
The Canadian headed out on the Soft Pirelli tyres, completing his first run to go P11.
A red flag briefly halted the session after a crash for the Ferrari of Carlos Sainz Jr.
Once the track was clear, FP3 resumed with 29 minutes remaining.
Lance was able to make considerable improvement throughout the remainder of the session, moving himself from P17 to P7 where he ended the session.
In Q1, Lance started the session on Soft tyres, completing his first flying run to go P6, before returning to the pits.
With only five minutes remaining, Lance returned to the track for another flying run. He was able to deliver a 1:10.438 lap time to move him out of the elimination zone and into P13 and Q2.
In Q2, Lance only managed to amass five laps of the Dutch circuit as a red flag for the George Russell halted the session with four minutes remaining. A second red flag for Russell’s team-mate Nicholas Latifi ended the session with two minutes remaining.
Lance had set two best sectors until Latifi’s crash, preventing him from making Q3.
His previous best of 1:10.367 therefore stood, meaning he ended the session in P12.
Lance Stroll - Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team Driver
“It is a real shame that the red flags prevented us from making Q3. We were on for a much better lap and I think it would have been enough. We had pace in the car, so it is a shame not to be able to fully show it. While it is not the result we wanted today, I am already looking forward to qualifying here next year – it is such a fun circuit to drive. From P12 on the grid, I know we can fight for points. I do not expect a lot of overtaking in the race, so making a good start and executing a good strategy will be crucial. Our focus is already on tomorrow and coming back stronger.”
The Dutch Grand Prix will get underway from 2pm BST on Sunday September 5.
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.