French GP: a comforting point for Stroll

Ranked tenth on Sunday, at the end of the French Grand Prix, Lance Stroll did not hide his satisfaction at having collected a fourth point this season.

French GP: a comforting point for Stroll

Ranked tenth on Sunday, at the end of the French Grand Prix, Lance Stroll did not hide his satisfaction at having collected a fourth point this season.

• Read also: F1: a victory on a silver platter for Max Verstappen, Lance Stroll 10th

"I'm happy with this tenth place," said the Quebec driver. It's like I spent 90 minutes in an oven it was so hot. Our pace was surprisingly better in the race than I expected.

"I was able to withstand the threat of some of my opponents and it's comforting both for me and for the team," he added.

After another very disappointing qualifying session, where, for the fourth time in a row, he was eliminated in the first round (Q1) on Saturday, Stroll gained five positions on the first lap, having started from 15th place. when the red lights went out.

"I got off to a good start," Stroll said, "and that gave me confidence. I'm starting to tame the behavior of my car and that bodes well for the future. »

Collision avoided with Vettel

The last lap could have been catastrophic for the Aston Martin team because a collision was narrowly avoided with his teammate Sebastian Vettel at the exit of the last corner.

"It was borderline," Stroll admitted, "but everything was under control. I had more difficulty with my tires at the end of the race, but I was able to stay ahead of him. »

Vettel, on the other hand, said he was frustrated at having been unable to score a single point, claiming that the heavy traffic prevented him from progressing.

“We lacked a bit of performance, said the four-time world champion, to overtake some rivals. But at least the single-seater was less capricious and that's a good sign. »

Abandonment for Latifi

Taking advantage of developments on his Williams for the first time, Nicholas Latifi proved to be more competitive than usual, even if his team-mate, Alexander Albon, made him look bad again.

"There are a lot of positives to take away," said the Toronto driver. I realized that I could finally fight with riders who were faster than me at the start of the year. »

Latifi, however, did not see the checkered flag. A collision with Kevin Magnussen (Haas) forced him to retire on the 38th of the 53 laps of the race.

"Honestly, I don't think I was responsible for the accident with Kevin," Latifi claimed. It's a shame because a good result [without finishing among the top ten, we agree] would have been possible. »

In the "300" club

Lewis Hamilton has still not won a race this year, but his second place and the presence of his teammate George Russell on the third step of the podium tend to prove that the Mercedes team is progressing at a good pace.

Yesterday the Briton contested the 300th Grand Prix of his illustrious career to become the sixth F1 driver to reach this milestone.

Kimi Räikkönen (350), Fernando Alonso (346), Rubens Barrichello (323), Michael Schumacher (307) and Jenson Button (306) preceded him.

Yorum yapabilmek için üye girişi yapmanız gerekmektedir.

Üye değilseniz hemen üye olun veya giriş yapın.

NEXT NEWS