Stroll: My only focus is Formula 1

Date published: January 31 2018

Lance Stroll won’t follow Fernando Alonso into WEC, adamant his focus this season will be on F1 alone as he dreams of becoming a World Champion.

Stroll joined Alonso on the starting grid for last weekend’s 24 Hours of Daytona.

The Williams driver, who shared the No.37 Jackie Chan DC Racing Jota’s ORECA 07 prototype with Dani Juncadella, Felix Rosenqvist and Robin Frijns, was 15th overall.

But while Alonso has since announced that he will contest the World Endurance Championship with Toyota, Stroll says his focus will be solely on F1.

“To be honest, at the moment I’m not ready to do Le Mans or do anything other than Formula 1,” Stroll told RACER.

“My focus is Formula 1 – I do want to become a World Champion one day and I want to have a good year this year.

“Last year there were a lot of things that we could have improved on and that’s what I want to do. I want to improve my weaknesses.

“I believe we did have a good year last year in terms of how many points we scored and where we were in the championship – we were fighting for 10th until the last race with [Nico] Hulkenberg and Felipe [Massa] – and I’ve had some great results.

“But there are still areas like qualifying and understanding the tyres and all that; all those factors in Formula 1 I have to work on and that’s where my main focus is.

“This was a one and only thing at Daytona; after this it will be Formula 1 all the way until Abu Dhabi. And then, next Daytona!”