Foggy visor contributes to Stroll’s latest Q1 exit

Date published: April 27 2019 - Mark Scott

Lance Stroll said a foggy visor was one of many issues which caused him to drop out in Q1 at Baku for the eighth-straight event.

Lance Stroll believes a foggy visor was just one of many issues which contributed to his latest Q1 exit in Baku.

The young Canadian has now dropped out of qualifying in the first stage for the last eight consecutive events, a record which seems to be hanging over him like a dark cloud.

His Racing Point team-mate Sergio Perez, who has made the podium here in two of the three previous races, will start Sunday’s race from P5.

Such stats give Lance, son of team owner Lawrence Stroll, with little place to hide, but he does believe a range of problems came together to stretch his streak further.

“Yeah it didn’t help. I had some problems with the visor during the session, fogging up,” Stroll said via Sky Sports F1.

“We missed some running yesterday [as well] and unfortunately today we had to abort our first run because of the yellow flag, leaving just one proper run at the end and not much knowledge in the bank going into it following the crash from yesterday.

“One of the sessions to forget and [we will] bring it home tomorrow.”

Asked about his chances of success given that Baku can provide some crazy moments to capitalise on, Stroll simply replied: “Yeah we will look into it tonight and come up with a strategy.”

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