After a difficult start to the weekend, Lance Stroll found the right pace to score points during the Grand Prix on Saturday, something which made him feel happy.

Stroll struggled in qualifying on Friday, and during the Sprint Race, he only recovered one position. However, he did not give up and he managed to recover well on Sunday, making the most out of the two starts before and after the red flag.

“Yeah I am pleased, it was by far the most positive day this weekend,” Stroll said. “We got a good balance in the car which we didn’t really have throughout the whole weekend and a good start which set up my race… It was a pretty frustrating weekend up until then.

“From where we were starting and the challenges we had this weekend I think it was a good race. Two good starts and making up some positions set us up for a good race.

“We had some issues with balance and some other things. Power as well. So a lot of things and we were just chasing our tail after a challenging FP1 and then qualifying. [On Sunday] we finally got the car in a happy place which helps.”

Otmar Szafnauer also praised Stroll for his great performance, saying that he was the driver who recovered the most positions on Sunday.

“We had hoped to be coming away from our home Grand Prix with more than the four points we eventually scored,” said Szafnauer, “but those four points came our way as a result of a superb drive by Lance, who made up six places this afternoon to convert a P14 grid slot to a P8 finish. No driver made up more places.”

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