Lance Stroll Explains Second Spin

Williams driver Lance Stroll maintains that the accident that caused him to suffer a second shortened day was due to a problem with the car, and not him.

Being a F1 rookie is not an easy ride. The amount of pressure on one to succeed in their early years can make or break a career. Lance Stroll is finding that his first turns out on the track in the Williams car might be more difficult to manage than he had previously thought.

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Stroll crashed into the tire barrier during the Barcelona test after clocking in 99 laps; faring far better than he did on the first day with spinning out shortly after lap 12. The 18-year-old Canadian has opted to downplay the incident – citing that he was the victim in the situation and that the car is at fault:

“It was a really good day – 100 laps, getting used to the car, good long runs, good short runs. Unfortunately just a little thing at the end, a victim of a situation that happened on the end of the car, which just threw the car away from me.

It happened – still trying to figure out exactly what it was.

I’m going to be approaching next week even better than this week. I have time in the car now, at least, all the questions I’ve been asking myself and wonders how it’s going to feel — I actually got to break the ice today. I did 100 laps, so that was really good. That’s really positive about next week.” – Lance Stroll

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Although Stroll is feeling positive about his future outings in a Williams car, the same may not be able to be said for the team – which found itself unable to test on the final day due to a shortage of spares. They had to fly a front-wing in and