Stroll Surprised At Williams Lack Of Pace

Williams Formula 1 driver, Lance Stroll says it is shocking how they have declined since last season, with the works team coming last again in China. Stroll and teammate Sirotkin were the last drivers in Bahrain, but were upgraded after penalties were served to drivers who finished ahead of them. The Canadian was 20th in […]

Williams Formula 1 driver, Lance Stroll says it is shocking how they have declined since last season, with the works team coming last again in China.

Stroll and teammate Sirotkin were the last drivers in Bahrain, but were upgraded after penalties were served to drivers who finished ahead of them.

The Canadian was 20th in China, while Sirotkin finished in 16. However, last year, both Williams cars made it to Q3.

 

“There are a lot of things to sort out – our straight-line speed, our handling. Everything needs work,” Stroll told Sky F1.

 

“In Bahrain, it was shocking how big of a step backwards we had made. I was four tenths slower than I was last year.

 

“We were losing time on the straights. We haven’t improved. We improved a little bit in the corners, but not even close to the extent we were hoping for.

 

“But then in Australia, we improved the lap time a little bit compared to last year when Felipe [Massa] was in Q3.

 

“It’s a bit up and down, but it’s very early days. There are still 19 races to go, and there’s a lot more to understand and to look at before we come to a conclusion.”

 

The Canadian went onto explain that while Williams had not improved on last year’s weaknesses, the FW41 also didn’t have last year’s strengths.

 

“All in all, we haven’t improved our package.

 

“We are giving up in areas that we were strong in last year and we haven’t improved to the extent we wanted to in the areas we were aiming to improve in.

 

“Overall, it’s not where we want to be. But we have identified a lot of problems and hopefully we have a good idea of how to improve the car and how to make big steps in the right direction.”

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