Home Hero Lance Stroll Wins F1 Twitter After Astounding Recovery Drive at Canadian GP

Published 06/20/2022, 8:13 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Formula One – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 3, 2021 Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll walks the circuit with his team ahead of the Grand Prix REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Aston Martin F1 driver Lance Stroll won many hearts after his performance at his home race, the Canadian Grand Prix. The Montreal-born native started the race from P17 and finished with a well-earned point in P10.

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His performance did not go unnoticed by F1 fans who were equally impressed as the crowd at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. They took to Twitter to shower praise on Stroll’s points finish after a disappointing qualifying.

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The Canadian driver sounded ecstatic in his own way after he finished in the points for the 3rd time in his home race. But it could have been even better for him had he started a little higher and qualified a bit better in his preferred wet conditions.

Lance Stroll analyzes his home race in Canada GP after a P10 finish

The Aston Martin driver was leading a DRS train in the middle part of the race. He was successful in keeping the cars behind him while running in points and not making his pit stop. This helped him later in the race when the safety car allowed him to get a cheap pit stop and score a point.

Formula One F1 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain – May 22, 2022, Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll arrives at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya REUTERS/Albert Gea

“We had a great strategy for this race and I am super-pleased to have been able to score a point. We did a great job deciding to go long on the first set of tires to make a one-stop race work, managing to keep a string of cars behind me.”

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“The overtake on Daniel [Ricciardo] was a nice bonus–we were on fresher tires, so it was a pretty easy move. Things are certainly a lot more challenging this year, but I am pleased to have had a successful race today,” said Stroll.

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Slowly but surely Aston Martin are making progress in the 2022 season after a tough start. Stroll and his teammate Sebastian Vettel have been able to score points in the past couple of races.

But it would be interesting to see where they end up after the mid-season break after Hungary. If they continue on their upward trajectory and score points consistently, they might even find themselves in the midfield.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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