The Canadian driver wasted little time in Q1, taking to the track as soon as possible on a set of Soft tyres. Despite traffic on track, Lance was able to amass 11 laps of the Monte Carlo circuit, delivering a 1:11.979 lap time to take him into P13 and through to Q2.
Lance was again quick to join the track at the start of Q2, putting in a 1:11.876 lap time on Softs during his first run before returning to the garage.
During his second stint, Lance was able to find time in the first sector to improve his lap time but oversteer affected his run, leaving him P13 on the grid.
Lance Stroll – Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One ™ Team Driver
“It was a tricky session. I did not quite have the balance in the car and I was not able to string a lap together. On my best lap, I lost some time in traffic behind [Lando] Norris, too, so that did not help either. Qualifying is very important here, so it is not an ideal result, but we will see what we can do tomorrow. If we make a good start, perhaps we can make some progress. Sebastian was able to get the car into Q3, which I think shows that we are in the mix for points when we put everything together.”
Lance will be on track for the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday May 23 from 2pm BST.
French Grand Prix
June 18, 2021
Lance finished Friday in P16 as Formula One returned to Paul Ricard for the French Grand Prix.