With rain set for Saturday’s Free Practice running, Lance made full use of the dry track time as he took to the track immediately in FP1. He his first stint on the Hard Pirelli tyres.
Completing 15 laps on the Hard tyres, Lance put in his best time of 1.23.421 before returning to the pits to switch to the Soft tyres.
The Canadian put in 10 laps to end the first practice session in 12th position with a time of 1.20.414.
In FP2, Lance took to the track on the Medium tyres to put in a benchmark time of 1.21.243 before quickly improving to 1.20.454.
Switching to the Soft tyres, Lance put in his best lap time of the day at 1.19.702, which took him into ninth.
Lance changed back onto the Medium tyres for the remainder of the session to end the day in 14th position.
Lance Stroll – Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One™ Team driver:
“It is positive that we are still bringing updates to the car – we will look at the data tonight to see what impact they are having. Today was a good day – in the dry, we look to be right in the mix in the midfield. But it is very close there, with only a couple of tenths separating much of the pack. The forecast for the rest of the weekend is uncertain so it is difficult to predict where anyone will be in qualifying tomorrow or in Sunday’s race.”
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
November 20, 2022
A challenging weekend cumulated in a points finish for Lance Stroll as strategy played in his favour in the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi.