F1: a day of misery for Lance Stroll

F1: a day of misery for Lance Stroll

UPGRADE DAY

Aston Martin rescued Lance Stroll from his ordeal on lap 40 of the Italian Formula Grand Prix, ending his race due to some mechanical issues. 

The very fast Monza circuit did not suit the AMR22, which prefers winding tracks. Thus, Stroll, who started from 12th position due to penalties after qualifying 18th, was riding in 17th and penultimate place when he retired.

“We had a few problems with the car, so we decided to pull out to save the engine,” Stroll said. It's a shame we couldn't be more in the game this weekend, but that's sometimes how it is in F1.”

His team-mate Sebastian Vettel, who started just ahead of him , quickly found himself behind Stroll on the first lap. However, he also retired due to an Energy Recovery System (ERS) failure.

Stroll was never able to get close enough to a competitor to attempt the slightest overtaking maneuver in this race. He had to defend himself throughout the event.

“We have to see why it was so difficult for us on this track and see what we can learn from it,” said Stroll.< /p>

Max Verstappen won the race behind the safety car. He overtook Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), who started from the leading position, by virtue of a strategy one less stop. George Russell (Mercedes) was on the third step of the podium.

F1 will now take a three-week break before returning to action at the Singapore GP.