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Lance Stroll

Stroll: Pressure? Nah, I don’t feel pressure…

Lance Stroll

Williams teenager Lance Stroll is not perturbed about the two crashes he has had during his two days of Formula 1 preseason testing in Barcelona, the last of which caused major damage to the FW40 and may force the team to miss the fourth day of testing on Thursday.

On Wednesday, his second day in the cockpit,  he managed to record a healthy 98 laps before he spun and crashed into the wall in Turn 5, extensively damaging the front end of the car.

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Speaking to reporters at the end of the day, Stroll said, “It was a really good day, 100 laps, getting used to the car, good long runs, good short runs. Unfortunately just a little thing at the end, a victim of a situation that happened on the end on the car, which just threw the car away from me. It happened, still trying to figure out exactly what it was.”

“I’m going to be approaching next week even better than this week. I have time in the car now, at least, all the questions I’ve been asking myself and wonders how it’s going to feel. I actually got to break the ice today.”

His debut on Tuesday at Circuit de Catalunya was marred by an early morning spin into the gravel, which damaged the front wing on the FW40 and without a spare the team was forced to end their test schedule early.

Asked if the crashes increases the pressure on him, the young Canadian replied, “Pressure? Nah, I don’t feel pressure…”

At time of writing Williams were unsure if they would be able to repair the car for veteran Felipe Massa to test on Thursday, the final day of the first stanza of testing in Spain.