Stroll satisfied with his progress in 2017
The arrival of Lance Stroll at the Williams Martini team produced a variety of comment with a focus been on the fact that he only reason that he got the driver was due to the significant financial contribution to the Williams team by his father. But with the Williams team on their summer break we can now look back at the season so far for Lance Stroll.
Hungarian GP: Race sees Williams Martini achieve little
In a race that saw both Williams Martini cars start from the rear of the grid the 2017 Hungarian GP saw the team come away with little in the way of a result. Lance Stroll would have a lonely race finishing in 14th one lap behind the leaders. For reserve driver Paul Di Resta his race would end in retirement when he was told to pit by the team with an issue with his car. It was later announced that it was an oil leak. Overall the team suffered from an uncompetitvive car complicated by the fact that the team had to bring in their reserve driver when Felipe Massa feel ill.
Hungarian GP: Difficult qualifying for Williams Martini
Qualifying for the 2017 Hungarian GP was a difficult one for the Williams Martini team for a variety of reasons. Firstly the team went into qualifying with a car that was far from competitive and the results showed this. Secondly the fact that Felipe Massa could not compete due to illness and was replaced by reserve driver Paul Di Resta, who was given the difficult task of qualifying the car, made things even harder. Despite this Di Resta did a fantastic job in achieving the result he did. The results of qualifying would see Lance Stroll finish in 17th and Di Resta 19th. Sunday's race is going to be another difficult one for the Williams team.
Hungarian GP: Williams Martini still struggling in FP3
The Williams Martini team would continue to see their Hungaraian GP weekend be a very difficult one. After the final practice session their cars were only 17th and 18th. Felipe Massa would lead team-mate Lance Stroll but for Felipe his weekend was made even worse due to an illness that saw him attend the hospital on Friday. Felipe would again feel unwell in this session and there were reports that he will be replaced by reserve driver Paul Di Resta for the rest of the weekend. A very difficult weekend for the Williams team.
Hungarian GP: Williams Martini fails to improve in FP2
The second Friday practice session for the 2017 Hungarian GP would see the Williams Martini team fail to show any real sign of improvement in the session. The session would see Lance Stroll and Felipe Massa finish in 14th and 15th. Both drivers would finish over two seconds off the quickest time. For Felipe his session would see spins as well as having to pit with a problem with his car. If this is the pace of the FW40 for the weekend it is going to be another difficult qualifying and race for the Williams team.
Hungarian GP: Williams Martini outside top ten in FP1
The opening Friday practice ession for the 2017 Hunmgarian GP would not be an overly encouraging start to the weekend for the Williams Martini team. Team drivers would finish in 11th and 15th with Felipe Massa heading team-mate Lance Stroll. The session would see both drivers over two seconds behind the quickest times set in the session. During the session the team would run with a different T wing.
Hungarian GP: Williams Martini Grand Prix Preview
In what is the last race before the summer break the Williams Martini team moves to the Hungaroring for the 2017 Hungarian GP. For team drivers Felipe Massa and Lance Stroll the race is one that they are looking forward to and for Lance it is a track where he has raced before and likes a lot. For the Williams team the focus will again be on getting both cars into the points on a track that is very technical requiring a high level of downforce.
British GP: Single point for Williams Martini
Despite the hope that the team could repeat their Austrian GP race results the Williams Martini team would only secure a sinle point with Felipe Massa finishing in 10th. Team-mate Lance Stroll would finish in a distant 16th. Both drivers would start the race on the soft tyre and would make great race starts making up a few places running close to the top ten. But as the race progressed Lance would drop down the order while Felipe was always looking at a tenth place finish. Not the result that the team was hoping for with it been their home race.
British GP: Disappointing qualifying for Williams Martini
Qualifying for the 2017 British GP would see the Williams Martini team suffer another disappointing result with both drivers qualfying towards the rear of the field. For Lance Stroll his session would see him have to contend with tricky conditions in the first period with the track wet. Lance would be knocked out in what was a difficult session given his limited expereience. For team-mate Felipe Massa he would see his qualifying end in the second period not been able to extract the pace out of the car that the team had seen in practice. With other drivers penalties Felipe and Lance will start the race from 14th and 15th.
British GP: Rain hampers Williams Martini in FP3
The final practice for the 2017 British GP would see rain arrive hampering the run of Williams Martini driver Lance Stroll. Lance was not able to complete a super soft tyre run and as a result would finish the session in 20th. For team-mate Feliep Massa his session was much sucessful finishing in and encouraginbg 9th. With the session ending with a wet track there was uncertainty as to what the conditions would be like for qualifying so the Williams team wuld go into the session with a degree of uncertainty.