Strollin' Towards Success: Lance's Tenacious Pursuit of Victory

The Personal Journeys of Formula One's Elite Drivers is an enthralling exploration of the path from Karting to the pinnacle of motorsport. Discover the captivating stories of Formula One's finest as they navigate the exhilarating world of racing, showcasing their unique personal styles, off-track lives, and diverse interests.

Explore the fascinating story of Lance Stroll, a driver with a unique path to Formula One. Witness his early Karting successes and eventual ascent to the pinnacle of motorsport, showcasing his resilience, skill, and tenacity to overcome challenges and make his mark on the sport.

Who is Lance Stroll?

Lance Stroll is a Canadian Formula One driver known for his impressive racing skills and determination. Born on October 29, 1998, in Montreal, Canada, Stroll developed a passion for motorsports at a young age. He started karting at the age of five and quickly showcased his talent, winning numerous championships and catching the attention of racing enthusiasts.

Stroll made his way up the racing ladder, transitioning from karting to Formula Renault, Formula 3, and eventually securing a seat in Formula One. In 2017, he made his F1 debut with the Williams team, becoming the youngest Canadian driver to compete in the sport. Stroll's entry into Formula One at a young age reflects his talent and determination to succeed.

Stroll in numbers

Race Starts- 127

Wins- 0

Podium- 3

Poles- 1

Fastest laps- 0

Best Finish- 3

Best Grid- 1

World Champion- 0

Early Days: Karting & F3 History

During his early days in karting, Lance Stroll demonstrated his natural ability and passion for racing. He succeeded remarkably, winning multiple titles and championships in various karting categories. His skills and results caught the attention of the motorsport community, paving the way for his transition into professional racing.

Journey Through The Years

Karting Days
Formula 3 and European Formula 3 Championship
Formula One Career
  • 2008: At ten, Stroll won the Italian Open Masters 60cc category, showcasing his natural talent and determination.
  • 2010: As a twelve-year-old, he became the youngest champion in the competitive Florida Winter Tour - Rotax Max Junior category, impressing the racing community with his speed and skill.
  • 2013: Stroll had a breakthrough year, winning the CIK-FIA European Championship - KF category, solidifying his position as a rising star in karting.
  • 2015: Stroll debuted in the highly competitive European Formula 3 Championship. Despite being one of the youngest drivers on the grid, he showcased remarkable speed and consistency, securing several podium finishes.
  • 2016: This was a standout year for Stroll, as he dominated the European Formula 3 Championship. He clinched the title with an impressive record of 14 wins and 20 podiums, proving his ability to perform at a high level in single-seater racing.
  • 2017: Stroll made his much-anticipated Formula One debut with the Williams team at eighteen, becoming the youngest Canadian driver to compete in the sport. In his debut race, the 2017 Australian Grand Prix, he scored his first Formula One points by finishing in ninth place.
  • 2018: After a solid rookie season, Stroll transferred to the Racing Point team (formerly Force India) for the 2019 season, where he continued to gain experience and demonstrate his potential in the competitive world of Formula One.
  • 2021: Stroll joined the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team, partnering with experienced driver Sebastian Vettel. This marked a new chapter in his Formula One journey, allowing him to develop his skills further and contribute to the team's success.

"You need a lot of confidence, self-belief, and a strong work ethic to succeed in Formula One." - Lance Stroll

Prominent Rivalries

  • Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes): A seven-time World Champion and one of the most successful drivers in Formula One history. Hamilton's experience, skill, and fierce competition make him a formidable rival for Stroll.
  • Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing): A young and talented driver who has consistently challenged the established order in Formula One. Verstappen's aggressive driving style and determination to win make him a strong competitor for Stroll.
  • Charles Leclerc (Ferrari): A rising star in Formula One, known for his speed and impressive racecraft. Leclerc's competitive spirit and ability to extract the maximum performance from his car pose a challenge to Stroll on the grid.
  • George Russell (Mercedes): A talented young driver who has showcased his skills during his time with Williams. Russell's impressive performances and potential to move up to a top team make him a competitor to watch out for.
  • Carlos Sainz Jr. (Ferrari): A skilled and experienced driver who consistently delivers strong performances. Sainz's ability to adapt to different track conditions and aggressive racing style make him a formidable rival for Stroll.

Significant Achievements/Records

  • 2014 Italian Formula 4 Champion: Stroll won the Italian Formula 4 Championship in 2014, showcasing his talent and potential at a young age.
  • 2016 European Formula 3 Champion: Stroll dominated the 2016 European Formula 3 Championship, winning the title with an impressive 14 victories.
  • Youngest Rookie Points Scorer: In his debut Formula One season in 2017, Stroll became the youngest rookie to score points with a podium finish at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
  • Pole Position in Turkey: Stroll secured his first Formula One pole position at the 2020 Turkish Grand Prix, showcasing his skills in challenging wet conditions.
  • Podium Finishes: Stroll has achieved multiple podium finishes throughout his Formula One career, including a third-place finish at the 2020 Italian Grand Prix.

Personal Life & Interests

Outside of Formula One, Lance Stroll leads a dynamic life with various interests and pursuits. He is dedicated to maintaining his physical well-being through fitness training and enjoys following other sports events. Stroll also appreciates the arts, music, and spending quality time with his loved ones. With his charismatic personality, he has built connections within and outside the Formula One community, enriching his personal life beyond the racetrack. Stroll's interests and passions provide a well-rounded balance to his racing career, contributing to a fulfilling life outside of the sport.