Lance Stroll

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Lance Stroll
Lance Stroll spun2 2017 Catalonia test (27 Feb-2 Mar) Day 3.jpg
Stroll (black helmet) during 2017 season testing
Born (1998-10-29) 29 October 1998 (age 18)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Canada Canadian
2017 team Williams-Mercedes[1]
Car number 18
Entries 7 (7 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 2
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 2017 Australian Grand Prix
Last entry 2017 Canadian Grand Prix
Previous series
2015-16
2015
2014
2014
F3 European Championship
Toyota Racing Series
Italian Formula 4 Championship
Florida Winter Series
Championship titles
2016
2015
2014
F3 European Championship
Toyota Racing Series
Italian Formula 4 Championship

Lance Stroll (born 29 October 1998) is a Belgian-Canadian racing driver, currently driving in Formula One with Williams. He drives under the Canadian flag. He was Italian F4 champion in 2014, Toyota Racing Series champion in 2015 and 2016 FIA European Formula 3 champion. He was part of the Ferrari Driver Academy from 2010 to 2015.

Personal life[edit]

Stroll is Jewish, and is the son of billionaire Canadian businessman Lawrence Stroll and Belgian fashion designer Claire-Anne Callens.[2][3][4]

Career[edit]

Like many race drivers, the Geneva-based Canadian began his motorsport career in karting and recorded numerous race and championship wins in his native Canada and North America.[5]

Formula 3[edit]

Stroll competing in Formula Three, 2015

2015[edit]

At the beginning of 2015, Stroll won the New Zealand-based Toyota Racing Series, recording 10 podiums – including four wins – from 16 race starts. The same year he also contested the FIA Euro F3 Series with the Italian Prema team, winning one race outright and achieving 17 top-six overall race finishes in the 33-race series driving a Dallara F312 Mercedes. Stroll finished the season, during which he drove in 50 races, at the Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix.

Stroll was part of the Ferrari Driver Academy and the second youngest driver to be signed to a Formula One team. On 11 November 2015, it was announced that Stroll would leave Ferrari to serve as a test driver for Williams.

2016[edit]

Stroll remained with the Prema Powerteam, for a third consecutive year, to contest the Euro F3 Series for a second year. He began 2016 by finishing 5th in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in a Ford Chip Ganassi Racing entered Ford EcoBoost Prototype to become the youngest highest-placed overall finisher in the history of the event.

In the 2016 Euro F3 series, Stroll took eleven wins and claimed the title in the second race at Imola, over a hundred points clear of his main rival Maximilian Günther.

Formula One[edit]

Stroll testing the Williams FW40 in Barcelona, 2017

Williams (2017)[edit]

On 3 November 2016, Williams Martini Racing announced that Stroll would drive for them in 2017. He became the first Canadian Formula One driver since the 1997 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve, who coincidentally also started his Formula One career at Williams.[1] After three retirements, Stroll's first race finish came at the fourth round in Russia, where he finished in eleventh despite spinning on the first lap.[6]. In the Spanish Grand Prix, Stroll finished sixteenth and last of all the drivers to finish the race. Two weeks later, Stroll retired after brake failure in Monaco, but was still classified 15th. Stroll scored his first points in his home Grand Prix in Montreal, finishing in 9th place.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums Points Position
2014 Florida Winter Series N/A 12 0 0 0 2 N/A
Italian Formula 4 Championship Prema Powerteam 18 7 5 11 13 331 1st
2015 Toyota Racing Series M2 Competition 16 4 0 1 10 906 1st
FIA European Formula 3 Championship Prema Powerteam 32 1 0 0 6 231 5th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 8th
Formula One Scuderia Ferrari Development driver
2016 FIA European Formula 3 Championship Prema Powerteam 30 14 14 13 20 507 1st
Formula One Williams Martini Racing Development driver
2017 Formula One 7 0 0 0 0 2 16th*

* Season still in progress.

Complete FIA European Formula 3 Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 DC Points
2015 Prema Powerteam Mercedes SIL
1

6
SIL
2

4
SIL
3

Ret
HOC
1

6
HOC
2

14
HOC
3

6
PAU
1

9
PAU
2

10
PAU
3

4
MNZ
1

11
MNZ
2

Ret
MNZ
3

DSQ
SPA
1

31
SPA
2

Ret
SPA
3

EX
NOR
1

8
NOR
2

4
NOR
3

26
ZAN
1

4
ZAN
2

Ret
ZAN
3

5
RBR
1

4
RBR
2

3
RBR
3

5
ALG
1

4
ALG
2

3
ALG
3

3
NÜR
1

9
NÜR
2

3
NÜR
3

2
HOC
1

1
HOC
2

6
HOC
3

Ret
5th 231
2016 Prema Powerteam Mercedes LEC
1

1
LEC
2

Ret
LEC
3

5
HUN
1

4
HUN
2

8
HUN
3

3
PAU
1

9
PAU
2

4
PAU
3

2
RBR
1

2
RBR
2

1
RBR
3

1
NOR
1

1
NOR
2

2
NOR
3

1
ZAN
1

1
ZAN
2

Ret
ZAN
3

Ret
SPA
1

1
SPA
2

Ret
SPA
3

4
NÜR
1

1
NÜR
2

1
NÜR
3

2
IMO
1

2
IMO
2

1
IMO
3

1
HOC
1

1
HOC
2

1
HOC
3

1
1st 507

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 WDC Points
2017 Williams Martini Racing Williams FW40 Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ 1.6 V6 t AUS
Ret
CHN
Ret
BHR
Ret
RUS
11
ESP
16
MON
15
CAN
9
AZE
AUT
GBR
HUN
BEL
ITA
SIN
MAL
JPN
USA
MEX
BRA
ABU
16th* 2*

* Season still in progress.
Did not finish, but was classified as he had completed more than 90% of the race distance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Williams Confirms Driver Line Up for the 2017 Season". Williams Martini Racing. 3 November 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "F1: La maman de Lance Stroll est Belge!" [Lance Stroll's mother is Belgian!]. DH.be (in French). 8 November 2016. 
  3. ^ Jewish Canadian to compete in Melbourne’s Formula One. » J-Wire Archived 2017-04-24 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Jewish driver set for F1 debut - The Australian Jewish News". jewishnews.net.au. 23 March 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "Lance Stroll | Racing career profile | Driver Database". www.driverdb.com. Retrieved 2017-04-27. 
  6. ^ "Montrealer Lance Stroll finishes first career F1 race in Russia". 30 April 2017. 

External links[edit]

See also[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Inaugural
Italian Formula 4
Champion

2014
Succeeded by
Ralf Aron
Preceded by
Andrew Tang
Toyota Racing Series
Champion

2015
Succeeded by
Lando Norris
Preceded by
Nick Cassidy
New Zealand Grand Prix
Winner

2015
Succeeded by
Lando Norris
Preceded by
Felix Rosenqvist
European Formula 3
Champion

2016
Succeeded by
Incumbent