Dutch Grand Prix

September 2, 2022

Strong Friday for Lance in Zandvoort

Lance Stroll showed strong pace to end Friday in sixth in Zandvoort.

Lance Stroll showed strong pace to end Friday in sixth in Zandvoort.

Taking to the track in FP1, Lance began the session with a stint on the Hard Pirelli compound to set a 1.17.820 on his first run before quickly improving to 1.15.712 to take him into fifth in the timings.

An early red flag for Max Verstappen 15 minutes into the day halted all track running and Lance returned to the pits.

Once the Red Bull machine was retrieved and the track was clear, FP1 resumed with 40 minutes on the clock.

After completing 13 laps on the Hard tyres, Lance switched onto the Mediums for the remainder of the session to put in his best time of 1.14.257 and end the first practice in 12th position.

In FP2, Lance focused on Medium tyre runs in the early stages of the session, completing nine laps before switching to the Softs to deliver his best lap time with a 1.12.7476.

A red flag for Yuki Tsunoda late in the day sent the field back into the pits as the Alpha Tauri machine was retrieved.

With only four minutes remaining, the session resumed, and Lance headed back out on the Medium tyres for the final moments to end Friday in sixth position,

Lance Stroll – Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One™ Team Driver

“We had a strong day today around a track I really like. This place is quite different to Spa – which is much faster – and we were strong there as well during Friday practice. It is a case of having to wait and see whether we can carry this momentum into qualifying tomorrow. If we can maintain our strong progress, then we should be in a good position to fight for points in the race.”