Lance Stroll

29th October 1998 (Age 19)
Montreal, Quebec
Most recent race (in database):

Being the son of a billionaire entrepreneur has its advantages but the 18 year old Lance Stroll has made the most of his opportunities and talent to secure his place of the 2017 Formula 1 starting grid.

Upbringing and early racing career

Alongside his successful career in fashion and other sectors, Lawrence Stroll is a Ferrari enthusiast who raced Grand-Am GTs during the mid-2000s. He has also owned the Ste Jovite racing circuit since 2000 so the young Lance was born into a racing environment.

Based in Geneva during his childhood, Lance Stroll joined Ferrari’s junior driver scheme while still racing in karts. He graduated to cars in 2014 when racing for Prema Powerteam in the Italian Formula 4 Championship. Victory on his debut at Adria was the first of seven wins as he eased to the title.

He began 2015 by winning the Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand and remained with Prema for that year’s European Formula 3 Championship. He scored his maiden F3 win during Hockenheim’s final weekend of the season and the rookie was classified fifth overall.

Formula 3 Champion and F1 with Williams

Stroll then dominated the 2016 Furopean F3 Championship to deliver Prema’s sixth title in succession. He won 14 of the 30 races and clinched the series with a weekend to spare. In addition, Stroll gave up his place in Ferrari’s academy to become a Williams test driver in 2016 – working in the simulator and testing a two-year old car in readiness for his promotion to the Williams race team in 2017.

Championship seasons

Season Name Starts Poles Podiums Wins Position Points
2017 F1 World Championship
Williams Martini Racing
19 0 1 0
0% win rate
2016 European F3 Championship
Prema Powerteam
30 14 20 14
47% win rate
1st 507
2015 European F3 Championship
Prema Powerteam
32 (1) 0 6 1
4% win rate
5th 231

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