Stroll: Racing Point car ‘different category’ to Williams

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Lance Stroll: Racing Point car in 'different category' to Williams

Lance Stroll: Racing Point car in 'different category' to Williams

Lance Stroll has said that his 2019 Racing Point car is in a “different category” to the Williams car he drove last year.

The Canadian driver joined the team a year ago when his father, Lawrence Stroll, bought them and became the owner.

In his first season there, he scored 21 points to help the team finish P7 in the Constructors’ Championship, a long way ahead of Williams, the team he left them for.

“I see a difference in speed”, Stroll told when asked what he found to be the biggest difference between the two teams.

“[The car is] very different, it’s like a different category really”.

“Formula 1 is always changing. Tyres are changing every year, a new car is developed, with experience, and I think next year is a really exciting year for the team.”

The team formerly known as Force India endured a turbulent 2018, going into administration before a group of investors led by Stroll senior bailed them out.

The 21-year-old driver believes this affected their 2019 performances and that they’ll be able to show their true level in 2020.

“We had a lot of challenges coming into this year with everything that went on in 2018, with the transition from Force India to Racing Point. I do think that put us on the back foot coming into this year”, he explained.

“I think next year is really going to be representative of what we can do over the winter, and how strong we can be when we show up in Melbourne.

“There’s a great group of engineers that work here. It’s great working with the guys around me, and I think everyone is really excited about next year, to be a part of that is very exciting.

“We’re already looking forward to 2020. I think there’s some unfinished business.”

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