Stroke of Misfortune Sees Fans Pick Apart Lance Stroll After the Russian GP

Published 09/27/2021, 10:45 AM EDT
Motor racing – Formula One – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 24, 2021 Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll arrives at the circuit REUTERS/Anton Vaganov


The closing stages of the Russian Grand Prix saw nothing short of chaos ensue at the Sochi Autodrom. With rain pouring down on the track, drivers suddenly struggled to find grip as they attempted to finish the race. Among them was Lance Stroll, who saw his hard work at the start disappear in just a few laps.

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During the wet weather conditions in yesterday’s race, Stroll produced a moment which had fans send hilarious reactions on social media.

Lance Stroll becomes the subject of fans’ humour after the Russian GP

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The Canadian started yesterday’s race in stunning fashion. After qualifying P8 on Saturday, he pounced on opportunities before the first right-hander. With the benefit of the tow from cars ahead of him, Stroll moved to P4 ahead of Lewis Hamilton before that corner.

However, the 22-year-old fell back as others behind him made their charge towards more points. Furthermore, Stroll suffered an embarrassing moment which millions across the world picked up on. As rain started getting heavier, drivers on dry weather tires started to slide across the track, with their race engineers asking them if they could manage on their current set of tires.

When his race engineer asked him, Stroll said he could. However, just seconds later, he proved otherwise as he went sliding off the track at Turn 7.

This had fans react to the incident on Twitter, with PlanetF1 tweeting“They say comedy is all about timing.”

Some sent a video which gained massive hits on YouTube along with one-liners to mock the Canadian’s choice of words about his tires.

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Stroll finished 11th in yesterday’s race

The 22-year-old couldn’t score any points for Aston Martin in Sochi. Despite starting well, he finished behind future Mercedes driver George Russell, who took the final point on offer in yesterday’s race.

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 25, 2021 Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll during qualifying REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

During the race, he also had mild contact with his teammate Sebastian Vettel, who finished just behind him in P12. With no points from this race, Stroll remains with 24 points from 15 races this season, 11 points behind his German teammate.

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management graduate, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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