French Grand Prix

July 23, 2022

Traffic places Lance 17th in French GP qualifying

Lance Stroll endured a difficult Qualifying session at the Circuit Paul Ricard, with late traffic relegating the Canadian to 17th.

Lance Stroll endured a difficult Qualifying session at the Circuit Paul Ricard, with late traffic relegating the Canadian to 17th.

In the final practice window of Formula One’s French Grand Prix weekend, Lance started the session on the Medium Pirelli tyres to set his benchmark lap time of 1.35.213.

Switching to the Soft tyres, he put in his best lap time of 1.34.177 to end the session in 18th ahead of Qualifying.

As the temperatures continued to soar, Lance took to the track on the Soft tyres as he attempted to secure his place in Q2.

Setting a 1.33.609 lap time on his second flying run, Lance slotted into 12th position before returning to the pits to switch onto a fresh set of Softs.

Traffic hampered Lance’s final run and denied him a place in Q2 as he ended the session in 17th.

Due to penalties for Carlos Sainz Jr. and Kevin Magnussen, Lance will start the French Grand Prix in 15th position.

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

“It was a shame to hit traffic in the final sector on my last run. That definitely cost me a spot in Q2 today. My out-lap was also slightly compromised, so there was more on the table in the first sector too. Still, our long-run pace looked promising on Friday and it is possible to overtake here, so there are still opportunities we can take tomorrow. We will have a look at things overnight to see what we can do in the race.”

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