In FP3, Lance continued to maximise on track time as he and the team evaluated tyre performance ahead of qualifying.
The Canadian completed 22 laps in the final practice session and posted his best lap time, a 1.31.665, to end the session in 12th.
In Q1, Lance was first to put in a fast time which took him to the top of the timings with a 1.31.787 lap.
Lance’s pace continued to improve as the session progressed and he put in his best lap time of 1.30.441 to claim a spot in Q2 in sixth position.
In Q2, the Canadian quickly boosted himself into the crucial top 10before returning to the pits.
With only three minutes remaining, Lance set out for his final run after slipping into the elimination zone in 12th.
Putting in a 1.29.996 lap, he was able to hoist himself into eighth place, putting him safely into the pole position shootout.
Continuing into Q3, Lance completed two flying runs of the Miami International Autodrome to end the day in 10th position where he will line up for Sunday’s Miami Grand Prix.
Lance Stroll – Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One™ Team Driver
“I think we can be happy about our performance today. In Q2 I produced a good lap to advance to Q3, but a part of me is disappointed that my lap [in Q3] did not come together in the final sector. But from P10 we should be in a good position to fight for points tomorrow. With a new race, there are always a lot of unknown factors at play and there are bound to be opportunities. I have to say, though, after so much excitement in the build-up to this race, I am totally ready to go racing.”
Bahrain Grand Prix
March 8, 2023
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