Lance Stroll – Biography

Lance Stroll was born in Canada on 29 October 1998. His mix of nationalities makes him a Canadian-Belgian player. His mother, Claire-Anne Callens, is a Belgian fashion designer, and his father, Lawrence Stroll, is a Canadian billionaire. Stroll shared his early life with an older sister named Chloe.

Lance Stroll-Early Career

He started racing karts at the age of 10 and won several races in North America and Canada. In 2008, he secured the rookie reward, and the following year he claimed the driver of the year award. In 2010, he became a professional driver as a participant of Ferrari’s Driver Academy.

1) Formula Four

Lance Stroll made his car racing debut in 2014 at an event organized by Ferrari’s Academy. He got a chance to race against Max Verstappen and Latifi, and he secured a pole position, and two podium wins at Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida.

His next debut for competitive racing was in the Italian F4 Championship 2014, where he raced for the Prema Powerteam. In spite of the injury, Lance still secured the first-place position in seven races, five pole positions, and thirteen podium wins.

2) Formula Three

As the year started, Lance secured first place in the Toyota series in New Zealand. He participated in sixteen races and secured four victories, with ten podium finishes.

In addition, Lance Stroll participated in the Formula 3 Championship alongside Prema Powerteam. He raced against several future Formula One players, secured six podium finishes, and won 1 race in 33 races at the Hockenheimring. Lance clinched fifth place in the championship at the end of the season. The same year, he participated in the F3 Macau Grand Prix and secured the eighth position. By the end of 2015, Lance was positioned to drive for Williams Motorsport as a test driver.

In 2016, Lance Stroll participated as a driver for Chip Ganassi Racing and secured fifth place at Daytona International Speedway in Florida. He raced for Prema Powerteam yet again in 2016 and competed in the second season of the F3 European championship. He secured a win at the French circuit and further won thirteen more races. The last five races were seemingly lucky for Stroll, where he secured the first-place position in all of them. He won the series with 187 points ahead of his tailing opponent.

Lance Stroll-Formula One Career

1) Williams (2017–2018)

Lance Stroll participated as a driver at Williams in the 2017 F1 season, and he became the Canadian first F1 driver. Stroll’s first podium finish came at the fourth round of the Russian Grand Prix, where he finished eleventh after three retirements. As for the Grand Prix of Spain, Stroll came in sixteenth place. Stroll claimed his first career point at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal by finishing ninth.

He secured his first podium finish in Azerbaijan and finished the race in third place. Lance was titled the youngest rookie and seemingly the second-youngest driver to reach the podium in F1.

At the Italian series, Lance set the fourth fastest lap time. Since two of his leading competitors were penalized, he was moved up to second place. Stroll was the youngest driver to claim the first row in the F1 race, and he won the race in the seventh-place position.

Towards the end of the 2017 race season, he participated in the Mexican Prix and progressed to a sixth-place position on the grid, and later won the race in the same position.

2018 wasn’t so favorable for Lance Stroll. While Lance did not score in Canada due to a collision with Brendon Hartley, he finished eighth in Azerbaijan and scored some points at Monza.

2) Racing Point (2019–2020)

For the 2019 season, Stroll raced for the Racing Point team. Stroll finished 9th in Australia’s season-opening race and earned his first points for his new team. He was in an accident in Spain, which forced him to retire early. The third point-finish of his career came at home in Canada, where he finished 9th after starting 17th.

Lance Stroll qualified 15th for the German Grand Prix, but a drying track forced him to run with slick tires, and he missed a podium finish. He finished 4th in the race. In Belgium, Stroll started 16th and finished 10th, giving him another podium finish. A ninth-place finish in Japan gave him his final season points. During the season’s last two races, he retired after a suspension failure in Brazil and brake failure in Abu Dhabi. In his first season at Racing Point, Stroll finished with 21 points as 15th in the championship.

Racing Point has retained Stroll for 2020. He qualified ninth for the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix but later retired due to engine failure. In addition to qualifying third, Stroll finished fourth at the 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix, and he earned his second career podium at the 2020 Italian Grand Prix. In the Tuscan Grand Prix, Stroll also had an opportunity to secure another podium, but a car malfunction forced him to retire from the race.

Lance Stroll was terminated from the season following a collision at the Russia Grand Prix. The Eifel Grand Prix at Nürburgring was his last race before he pulled out due to mechanical issues. Stroll was found to be positive for COVID-19 not long after the Eifel Grand Prix had finished. After a ten-day recuperation period, he was involved in another collision at the Portuguese Grand Prix when he returned to racing.

At the Turkish Grand Prix, Stroll secured his first pole position, making him the first Canadian F1 driver to win a pole position. Stroll had the lead for 32 laps, but he suffered tire failures and finished ninth. Shortly after its suspension in the Bahrain Grand Prix, Stroll’s car overturned after colliding with Kvyat’s. He claimed his second podium with a third-place position at the Sakhir Grand Prix.

3) Aston Martin (2021–Till Date)

In 2021, Lance Stroll remained a member of the Racing Point squad. He qualified tenth and finished tenth in the season opener race.

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