Lance Stroll explains "disappointing" end to 2019 F1 season in Abu Dhabi

02-12-2019 11:36
by Matt Gretton
Lance Stroll explains disappointing end to 2019 F1 season in Abu Dhabi

Lance Stroll was forced to retire from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after a brake issue. Racing Point's other driver, Sergio Perez, overtook Lando Norris on the last lap to be 'best of the rest' from the weekend. 

In his post-race review, Stroll tries to explain what went wrong. The Canadian started from P13 but was the only driver to record a DNF. Stroll's first year at the team ended with what he called a "disappointing race". 

“I had contact on the first lap with Gasly and had to pit because of the damage to my front wing. After that, we were out of position, running down the order, and it was really hard to get back into contention. We explored the strategy options and I stopped twice, but when you lose so much time early on by changing the front wing, it’s difficult to recover," Stroll said. 

"Unfortunately, we had a brake issue so we have to see what went wrong because I was struggling to stop the car. That’s why we retired. All in all, just a disappointing race.”

Stroll finished the championship in 15th place, ahead of both Haas drivers, both Williams drivers and Antonio Giovinazzi

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