In a tricky Canadian Grand Prix, both Aston Martin drivers capitalised on good tyre strategy to gain places from the back of the field. A strong overtake from Lance Stroll saw him finish in 10th place, scoring a point for the team, while Sebastian Vettel climbed four positions to finish in 12th.
“We had a great strategy for this race and I am super-pleased to have been able to score a point. We did a great job deciding to go long on the first set of tyres to make a one-stop race work, managing to keep a string of cars behind me.
“The overtake on Daniel [Ricciardo] was a nice bonus – we were on fresher tyres so it was a pretty easy move. Things are certainly a lot more challenging this year, but I am pleased to have had a successful race today.
“Finally, a big thank you to all the fans for giving me such a fantastic reception all weekend – it has been incredible to race at home after such a long time away.”
“It just was not our day. We made an early stop to find some clear air, but then the Virtual Safety Cars came along at the wrong time. That really compromised my race.
“At the end, I was on very old rubber and I tried to hang on, but it did not work out. Lance was on fresher tyres, and the team asked me to let him past to attack Daniel, which I was happy to do. The result was frustrating – we had shown good pace this weekend and could have had a better result, but sometimes things don’t go your way.
“Today felt like one of those days. Well done to the team for all their hard work and to Lance for scoring a point today.”