Stroll relishing Bahrain ‘breather’

Date published: April 11 2017

Heading to a circuit where he has been in the past, Lance Stroll is looking forward to have a “bit of a breather” at the Bahrain International Circuit.

The Williams rookie has had a trying start to his Formula 1 career, retiring from the opening two grands prix.

While brake issues put him out of the Australian GP, he was booted into retirement by Sergio Perez in a first lap coming together last Sunday in Shanghai.

Stroll is now hoping for better in Bahrain.

“It will be a pretty heavy schedule to have my first back-to-back races from China to Bahrain,” said the 18-year-old.

“However, Bahrain will be the first track this season that I have driven on before, so that will be a bit of a breather for me.

“It is a track that has a good flow to it. It can be quite slippery sometimes, as the wind blows the sand over it because it is in the desert.

“It is a very modern track, but quite bumpy in certain places and, just as with many other circuits, has its challenges.

“I really enjoyed myself the one time I have been there so I am looking forward to the race.

“It is definitely one of those desert tracks as there is not much grass, but it is still a cool place.

“I know there has been some good racing in Bahrain, which is always great.”