Due to a power unit penalty and an early qualifying crash, Lance began the race from P20 on the grid, lining up on the Medium compound Pirelli tyres.
When the lights went out, Lance was able to make up four positions into P16 after a Turn One incident brought out a Safety Car.
On lap four of the 71-lap race, the Safety Car was withdrawn, and Lance began battling through the pack, making his way into P15 ahead of Nicholas Latifi.
Lance then pitted on lap 12 for a fresh set of Hard tyres, re-emerging in P17.
The Canadian gained one position into P16 and maintained the position until a second stop on lap 36 to switch from the Hard to the Medium tyres, joining the track in P17.
Lance began his final push towards the points, making a move around the outside of the Williams of George Russell at Turn One to take P15 lap 57.
A late stop for Valtteri Bottas promoted Lance into P14 in the final moments of the race.
Lance Stroll – Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team Driver
“We did what we could from the back, but it was tricky today. It is difficult to race from last place here because it is not easy to follow and overtake. The car felt good, but we were on the back foot from the start. We were hoping things would happen in front of us to help us gain places, but we needed more to go our way. The highlight of my race was the move on George [Russell] late on, but there was not much more we could do today. Now we focus on Brazil and aim to fight for points there.”
F1 will return for the Brazilian Grand Prix on Friday, November 12 with FP1 at 3:30 PM GMT.
Spanish Grand Prix
June 5, 2023
Lance Stroll took sixth place around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with a measured drive around the flowing Spanish track.