Turkish Grand Prix

October 10, 2021

Lance scores crucial points with P9 finish in Turkey

Lance secured crucial points for Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team after a strong drive to P9 in the Turkish Grand Prix.

Lance secured crucial points for Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team after a strong drive to P9 in the Turkish Grand Prix.

Due to damp track conditions, the grid opted to begin the race on Intermediate tyres, and Lance lined up P8.

When the lights went out, the Canadian made an incredible start, avoiding a collision between Pierre Gasly and Fernando Alonso at Turn One to move himself into P7.

By lap six of the 58-lap race, Lance had put some distance between himself and Yuki Tsunoda behind, but the pair were caught by a hard-charging Lewis Hamilton, pushing Lance back to P8.

Despite areas of the track drying, large portions remained damp and slippery, and the team opted to pit Lance from P9 for a set of new Intermediate tyres on lap 39, re-emerging in P15.

Lance was able to quickly make up five positions to P10 as the rest of the grid pitted and he began to battle with Alpine’s Esteban Ocon to regain P9.

With only five laps remaining, Lance took the position from Ocon as the pair went into Turn One.

Lance finished the Turkish Grand Prix in P9, taking two points for himself and the team.

Lance Stroll – Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team Driver

“I am happy with today’s result and I think we got everything out of the car, so it is a job well done by the team. It was tricky out there because the track was so slippery. There was also the challenge of the circuit drying in some places, which was causing graining of the tyres, and the question mark about a switch to slicks was always there. All things considered, ninth was the maximum we could achieve today. We lost a little bit of time during the pit stop, but I don't think it made much of a difference to our final result. I am excited to head over to the United States next because it is a chance to spend a bit of time at home in Canada before we focus on fighting for points in Austin.”

Formula One returns for the United States Grand Prix from 5:30pm BST on Friday October 22.

Istanbul Park

FP1
13th
FP2
9th
FP3
10th
Quali
1st
Race
9th