French Grand Prix

June 19, 2021

Two red flags cost Lance in ‘unlucky’ French GP qualifying

Lance Stroll was caught out by two red flags in qualifying for Formula One’s 2021 French Grand Prix, preventing him from setting a true lap time and resulting in a P19 start.

Lance Stroll was caught out by two red flags in qualifying for Formula One’s 2021 French Grand Prix, preventing him from setting a true lap time and resulting in a P19 start.


An early crash for AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda brought out the first red flag of the short Q1 session, costing Lance his first run at a flying lap of the Paul Ricard circuit.

Once the session got underway, the Canadian driver put in a 1:32.122 lap time but it was swiftly cancelled after he exceeded track limits at Turn 6.

A second red flag for Mick Schumacher in the final minute of the session prevented Lance from setting a competitive lap time.


Lance will start the French Grand Prix from P19.

Lance Stroll – Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team Driver

“It is one of those things. You can never predict when red flags are going to happen, and we were very unlucky to have two in Q1. I also had a lap time deleted, but that lap showed there is good pace in the car. I felt happy with the balance and the progress we have made so far this weekend, so there are positives to take away. It is a shame it is difficult to overtake at Paul Ricard, but you never know. We will keep our fingers crossed for some rain tomorrow, and we will try to push our way up the field from P19 regardless.”

The French Grand Prix will take place at 2pm BST on Sunday June 20.

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