Stroll expects Racing Point to be competitive in Russia with "aggressive" style

24-09-2019 17:24
by Matt Gretton
F1 News
Stroll expects Racing Point to be competitive in Russia with aggressive style

SportPesa Racing Point have been their usual selves over the last few races neither Lance Stroll or Sergio Perez scored points during the Singapore Grand Prix. However, their Canadian driver is taking a positive step towards the Russian Grand Prix as he believes the car can be competitive on that style of track. 

Stroll has scored just the single point since Formula 1's summer break while Perez has a P6 and a P7 to his name. Stroll expects to be able to score points this weekend and use his "aggressive" driving skills around the Sochi Autodrom.

"It's a track that's satisfying to drive and it suits my style. I feel it's going to be a track where we can be competitive. It's a very smooth surface and that allows you to be more aggressive compared to some other circuits. The DRS has quite a big impact in Sochi, but it's still tough to overtake," Stroll said.

"I like the fact that the walls are close because it makes it more of a challenge. You don't get as much margin for error as you do on a lot of other modern tracks."

Both Racing Point cars received major upgrades prior to the summer break. They virtually changed the car after the first real fruits were harvested from Lawerence Stroll's investment. Stroll clarifies that more upgrades were added last weekend and he expects to fine-tune these during the Russian Grand Prix.

"We introduced a decent update in Singapore and there's still some fine-tuning to make sure we get the most from it. Sochi will give us a chance to do that," he concluded.  


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