As heavy rain hit the Montreal circuit, Lance made a steady start to the final practice session, donning the Wet Pirelli tyres as he ventured out 10 minutes into the session.
He set a benchmark 1.41.499 lap time to slot into fourth position before being pushed down into sixth place.
Amassing 23 laps of the Canadian circuit, Lance ended FP3 in 13th position as he prepared for the vital qualifying session.
With the rain continuing to fall in qualifying, Lance struggled to find pace in the wet conditions, putting in a best time of 1.35.532 to end the session in 18th position and falling out of Q1.
Lance Stroll - Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One™ Team Driver
“We were pretty competitive in FP3 this morning, so it was disappointing not to follow that up in qualifying. In Q1, there was just no grip in the car, which meant we ended up stuck at the back of the pack. The yellow flag towards the end of the session also meant we could not further improve our lap times – just when the track was one second per lap quicker as it dried out. It will be tough to start towards the back of the grid, but free practice showed our car has good pace, and we will try our best to get points tomorrow.”
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
November 20, 2022
A challenging weekend cumulated in a points finish for Lance Stroll as strategy played in his favour in the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi.