Racing Point left feeling very satisfied with Stroll's performance in Australia

18-03-2019 09:39
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Racing Point left feeling very satisfied with Stroll's performance in Australia

Lance Stroll is given praise from his new team boss after picking up points in Australia. Stroll's controversial move caused critics to speak up, but Otmar Szafnauer spoke of his delight.

“He’ll get some credit. You don’t win all those championships coming through the junior formulae if you can’t drive a car. He’s won everything. Our expectation was that he was good," Szafnauer told racefans.

Stroll gained seven places in Sunday's Australian Grand Prix and walked away with two points in the bag.

"When he was in clear air – because he was running the opposite strategy – he put some great lap times in. And then when he came under pressure, from Kvyat especially and then Kvyat and Gasly, he didn’t put a foot wrong. So a good drive," he added.

The team's technical director Andrew Green also commented on Stroll's performance. He says Stroll responded well to the calls and shows promising signs for the future.

“When we asked him to push, he pushed without mistake. And then he held his position very maturely, it was good to see," Green said.

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