Stroll: No need to panic after spin out


Teenage debutant Lance Stroll is keeping a cool head after his spin caused Williams to stop running early on the second day of testing.

The Canadian lost control of the FW40 after just 12 laps of the Circuit de Catalunya and caused damage to his front wing after going through a gravel trap.

A shortage of parts meant that Williams had to shut up shop before the start of the afternoon session in Barcelona, but Stroll brushed off the incident on his first appearance.

"Tomorrow is a new day and we’re just going to put it behind us," Stroll said.

"We’re all still positive about everything so there’s no need to panic.

"It’s not a dent to the confidence at all, I was actually really confident and really happy with the car in the few laps I did.

"I’m looking forward to getting back at it tomorrow, there’s plenty of running ahead."

Stroll revealed he may return to the car on Wednesday instead of Thursday in order to catch up on lost time.

He added: "We’re going to try and suit the schedule and figure what’s best for us from this point on from the end of the test.

"It’s not ideal. But things happen to everyone. Unexpected things come up and you just have to deal with them.

"It’s unfortunate for the team, for me, but this is part of the game."