Stroll confirmed for 2018 Daytona 24 Hours


Lance Stroll has confirmed he will compete in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January, saying he has entered with the aim of winning the race.

Earlier this month, just days after Fernando Alonso began his preparations for the event with United Autosports, news of Stroll’s Daytona participation broke.

The Williams F1 driver will race an Oreca-Gibson LMP2 along with Felix Rosenqvist, Robin Frijns and Daniel Juncadella for the Jackie Chan DCR JOTA team.

“We are going to Daytona to enjoy, compete and of course try and win,” Stroll said.

“I always want to be best and most competitive I can be.

“I’ll be out there with some of my buddies in the same car and it is going to be a pleasure to do this race again as I just love to race.

“We are the four young guns so it will be great fun I’m sure because we go way back together.

“A big part of Daytona is who you share the car with so I’m really looking forward to it.

“There won’t be any fuel or tyre management to worry about, and it will be racing hard and racing  in traffic which I will enjoy.

“I’ve heard a lot of great things about the Jackie Chan DCR JOTA team so I can’t wait to be a part of it.

“I am really grateful to Williams for realising I want to keep my racing sharpness through the winter and letting me race at Daytona.”

The race will take place over the weekend of 27-28 January. The traditional ‘Roar Before the 24’ test at the Florida venue will be held over 5-7 January.