Due to grid penalties for Yuki Tsunoda and Charles Leclerc, Lance lined up in 17th position to start his home race in Montreal.
As the lights went out, Lance made up one position past Pierre Gasly before losing the place to the hard-charging Ferrari of Leclerc.
Opting to run the Hard Pirelli tyres, Lance was able to put in a long stint to make his way into eighth. He pitted on lap 48 to switch onto the Medium tyres and re-emerged in 13th place.
On lap 50, a crash for Tsunoda brought out the Safety Car, neutralising the race until the Alpha Tauri was removed.
Once racing resumed, Lance continued to progress through the field, passing Kevin Magnussen and Daniel Ricciardo to make his way into the point-scoring positions. He finished in 10th place to claim another point for the team.
Lance Stroll – Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One™ Team Driver
“We had a great strategy for this race and I am super-pleased to have been able to score a point. We did a great job deciding to go long on the first set of tyres to make a one-stop race work, managing to keep a string of cars behind me. The overtake on Daniel [Ricciardo] was a nice bonus – we were on fresher tyres so it was a pretty easy move.
“Things are certainly a lot more challenging this year, but I am pleased to have had a successful race today. Finally, a big thank you to all the fans for giving me such a fantastic reception all weekend – it has been incredible to race at home after such a long time away.”
February 12, 2024
The AMR24 broke cover as Aston Martin Aramco Formula One Team™ and Lance continue preparations for the upcoming season.