Stroll: ‘I’m getting better and better’


Lance Stroll is feeling more confident with each race that comes after finishing P7 following his front-row start at the Italian Grand Prix.

The Canadian rookie created another season highlight after becoming the youngest-ever driver to start on the front row after excelling in the wet on Saturday.

Stroll then converted that into a respectable P7 finish at Monza, but not without a scary moment with Felipe Massa as the two came together before the Brazilian settled for P8.

"It was good. Could've been better," Stroll told Sky Sports F1.

"There were parts of the race that weren't perfect. Lewis didn't have such a great start which blocked me and meant I had to back off and give the position to Esteban.

"The pace was strong and it was a shame about the pitstop. That was our opportunity to jump him. A good P7 which was awesome.

"I had a massive flat spot so couldn't see much but racing is racing. I really enjoyed myself.

"Every opportunity that I have to be in positions that I was today is strategy that I'll learn. Days like today and Baku, I feel like I'm getting better and better.

"It was a very special moment for me [starting on the front row]. Qualifying was probably the highlight of the weekend, being able to do what I did in those conditions."