“It’s a fun track to race at,” Lance Stroll prepares for the 2023 Austrian GP following a poor outing at his home race in Montreal

Lance Stroll has shared details on the teams plan to tackle the 2023 Austrian GP race weekend.


“It’s a fun track to race at,” Lance Stroll prepares for the 2023 Austrian GP following a poor outing at his home race in Montreal

Lance Stroll

Lance Stroll has been under the microscope ever since the start of the 2023 F1 season. Aston Martin was not getting any commendable results last season which had lowered the expectations of their fans coming into this year. However, in an interesting turn of events, Aston Martin has finally made a car that is capable of fighting at the top.

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While Fernando Alonso has gone on to showcase the car’s abilities by earning multiple podiums, the same cannot be said for Lance Stroll. The Canadian driver just can’t seem to get it right as he struggles to keep up with his Spanish teammate. While Alonso is at the top fighting with the likes of Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, Lance is right in the midfield fighting for points finishes.

For the Canadian GP race weekend, Lance Stroll’s father and Aston Martin owner Lawrence Stroll had set high expectations for the team. He wanted to see both of his drivers on the podium. While Fernando Alonso held his end of the deal, Lance was not able to do so. Alonso achieved an impressive P2 in Montreal whilst Stroll had to settle for 9th whilst beating Valtteri Bottas to the lime. However, he is looking much more optimistic for Austria.

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Lance Stroll is excited to race in Europe, especially the Red Bull Ring

Lance Stroll and Fernando Alonso
Lance Stroll and Fernando Alonso

In an interview, here is what he had to say. “I’m looking forward to returning to Europe for four races within the next few months, all on very different circuits. The Red Bull Ring is a challenging and compact circuit with two distinct halves. Whilst the first half has three DRS straights, the second is a sequence of quick corners, so it’s a fun track to race at,” the Aston Martin driver stated.

“Our weekend changes slightly with the Sprint format, which means FP1 is very much focused on dialling in the car and getting up to speed ahead of Qualifying on Friday afternoon. The Sprint event on Saturday brings an additional element to consider across the weekend as we try and maximise our points return,” Lance Stroll continued. The Sprint races require a completely different approach when compared to normal grand prix weekends.

There will be tremendous pressure on Lance Stroll going into the Austrian GP race weekend. Red Bull Ring will be the 10th race of the 2023 season and will also have the honour of hosting the second sprint of the season. With a total of 71 laps in the race, it will be interesting to see what the Aston Martin driver lineup is capable of achieving. Will Lance finally be able to score a podium and shut down his critics?

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