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Lance Stroll


ABOUT
ABOUT

Like most of the drivers in formula one, Stroll started off his career go karting in his homeland Canada and in America, where he won his first championship in 2008 and won the rookie of the year award in 2009 from the Federation de Sport Automobile du Quebec.


Stroll started to drive for the New Zealand based Toyota Racing series which he won in 2015 with 10 podium finishes and was signed by the Italian Formula 3 team Prema where he took 17 points finishes through out the season.


Lance was hired by the Ferrari Drivers Academy as their test driver and was the second youngest driver they had ever signed to a Formula 1 team. At the end of 2015, Williams announced that they will be taking Stroll aboard as a test driver for their team.


During the 2016 season, whilst driving for the Prema team, Lance drove at Rolex 24 in Daytona for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing taking a second place to be named as the youngest driver to do so in that series. In Formula 3, Stroll took 11 Wins throughout the season and finished 100 points over his rival Maximillian Gunther.


Williams announced that Stroll will be driving for their team in the 2017 season to replace Valtteri Bottas who had left the team to drive for Mercedes AMG team. He was the first Canadian driver in Formula 1 after Jacques Villeneuve in 1997. His first race was in Russia after he faced technical and engine issues for his first few races and had to retire. He finished eleventh in his first race and sixteenth in the Spanish GP. Stroll’s first podium finish was in Baku, Azerbaijan when he took the third place and became the youngest driver to take a podium win at the age of 18.


Stroll finished in the 12th position for his first season in Formula 1 and scored more points than his teammate Felipe Massa who retired from the sport at the end of the 2017 season and has been replaced by Russian Sergey Sirotkin  

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