After an almost “Charlie Bucket” style golden ticket into F1 Former F3 champion Lance Stroll heads into his home GP with zero points from the first 6 races and a fair share of criticism that spurred on deputy team principal Claire Williams to publicly state to the critics that “Lance Stroll should be given a break”
During the Williams 40th Birthdays celebrations at the Silverstone Circuit he told reporters:
“I do have my targets, in terms of what I need to improve on. In terms of position, not really,”
“I don’t look at Canada and say ‘I need to finish in the points’ because that would be the wrong approach”
“I look at Canada and say ‘what are my weaknesses? I need to improve in this area, this needs to happen and that needs to happen.’ And then hopefully points will come.”
“I think we all have to look at it in the right way. I’m 18 years old, the team knows that. It’s a challenging year in Formula One, and I think the team looks at it as a bigger project than just the next race,” said Stroll.
“I think we’ve got to look at the bigger picture.”
“Of course we’re going to go to Montreal and work as hard as we can and try and do the best we can … but if we just always think we need to score points, then we start forgetting about the stuff we actually have to do to get there.”
“I do strongly believe that tables will turn and things will start working out. And they have been… there have been positives as well,”
“I don’t want to sound cocky, but I don’t doubt my capabilities as a racing driver… and I still don’t doubt myself even though it’s been a tricky start of the year,” said Stroll.
“I’m improving race by race and I’m getting more comfortable and more confident in Formula One. But to be the best I can be, just like I was in other championships and categories, I just need time and experience.”