Impressive Stroll delighted with home GP points after lowly starting position

10-06-2019 11:04
by Adam Newton
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Impressive Stroll delighted with home GP points after lowly starting position

Home favourite Lance Stroll was very pleased with his performance on Sunday to take P9 from a grid position of 17th in another terrific recovery drive.

Stroll has been knocked out in Q1 at every race this season, but it hasn’t stopped him scoring points at three events, with ninth placed finishes in Australia, Azeerbaijan and Canada.

Stroll’s move to Racing Point has been criticised by many, but on this showing, he’s worthy of the seat.

In Racing Point’s press release after the race, Stroll was quoted as saying: “The car performed so well today and it feels great to score points in Montreal. The lead up to the race wasn’t easy – losing the power unit yesterday and taking a performance hit by going back to the old engine – but we kept pushing, went out there and grabbed a couple of points.

"My start was strong, which moved me up a few positions and the key to our strategy was all about going long on the first stint with the hard tyre. By the time we switched to the medium, we were in good shape and I was able to chase down [Carlos] Sainz and make the move for ninth place. It was a really fun race: I put all my emotions on the table today and loved every minute of it."

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