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Lance Stroll

Formula 1 driver

Lance Stroll
Credit: Ferrari Media
Vital statistics for Lance Stroll
NationalityCAN
BirthplaceMontreal, Canada
Born29 October 1998
Age20
F1 debutAustralian Grand Prix, 2017
Driver number18
Current teamWilliams Martini Racing

Stroll’s motorsport career took the usual route to begin with, karting in national championships and working through junior racing categories. However, with significant funding from his businessman father, Stroll was able to capitalise on a testing opportunity with Williams, which allowed him to step up to a full time race seat in 2017.

F1 biography

Lance Stroll made his motorsport debut in his home country of Canada, karting his way towards single seater racing. He participated in several national championships before moving to Formula Three, where he joined the Toyota team in 2015. He started winning in his first year, and combined his successful Formula Three season with the Euro F3 Series and an appearance in the Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix.

Stroll joined the Ferrari Driver Academy, and started working towards a career in Formula One, but at the end of 2015, he switched to the Williams team to become a test driver. With the backing of his businessman father, Lawrence Stroll, Lance embarked on a stint of testing older Williams cars at various tracks to gain enough experience to earn his spot in F1.

At the end of the 2016 season, after participating and winning the Euro F3 series, Stroll was confirmed as racing driver for the Williams team for 2017, making his F1 debut in Australia.