Stroll says putting car on a diet made it faster

Lance Stroll (Getty Images)
Lance Stroll (Getty Images)

Hockenheim - Lance Stroll credited a successful car diet for his SportPesa Racing Point team's much-improved showing in Friday's practice sessions at the German Grand Prix.

The Canadian driver and his team-mate Sergio Perez finished in the top ten in the afternoon. After some weekends in the lower reaches of the time-sheets, it was progress that satisfied the team.

"It is good to see we are in the upper end of things for a change," said Stroll. "It has been a while so it is always a good start to the weekend.

"The car is very different here - she's actually been on a diet!

"It is good and we have to keep it up. Days like this are always nice, but it's a practice session and it doesn't count for anything..."

Perez said: "When we look at our balance and our levels of pace, I think we have definitely done a good improvement - and the car is feeling better.

"I think we can work around it a little bit better, but I think we have a lot of work to do in terms of balancing the car."

Stroll was seventh and Perez 10th in Friday's second practice session.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Rugby
40% - 14123 votes
Cricket
13% - 4384 votes
Football
19% - 6576 votes
Athletics
3% - 903 votes
Boxing
1% - 341 votes
Cycling
2% - 816 votes
Golf
5% - 1766 votes
Motorsport
8% - 2976 votes
Tennis
3% - 1225 votes
Water sports
1% - 320 votes
American sports
1% - 433 votes
MMA / WWE / UFC
3% - 1169 votes
Vote