The last Grand Prix at Istanbul Park has shown us a new skilled up talented young driver among the other young drivers. Unbelievable skills have spurted from the Racing Point driver, Lance Stroll in a difficult slippery wet track condition at the qualifying day in Turkish GP. The way he controlled and tamed the car was just the surprise of the weekend.
Jacques Villeneuve was the last Canadian who set a pole position at a Grand Prix. That marked a huge answer to all his critics, nothing but a brilliant performance, fans might think that he secured his seat purely through his father's wealth forever instead of his racing ability since his arrival in F1 joining by Williams in 2017. But the truth is Lance has been improving himself since his rookie days alongside his teammate Felipe Massa. He has been improving many aspects of his racing skills.
In his first year in F1 when he was 18 years old only, he hit the jackpot on his maiden podium as the second-youngest driver in history in Azerbaijan GP, thereafter, his second podium was sorted this year at Monza GP until the 22 years and 17 days old, Stroll becomes the only teenager other than Max Verstappen to set pole position in F1 history.
The Canadian had the ingredients of a champion at the Turkish GP which known as champions track, controlling the car on a slippery track making no single mistake with a powerful physical and mental control to get the pole last Saturday although he finished his race at P9, the Racing Point’s driver showed a pure class leads for the first 30 laps. "I'm sort of lost for words. I couldn’t believe coming into the weekend that I would be standing on the podium" said Stroll. the Canadian shone at Istanbul where the other 19 drivers couldn't reach his pace nor handling the car which is known as the Pink Mercedes.
“That wasn’t luck. It was a skill. Other drivers had the same tire strategy as Lance, but they didn’t do it so flawlessly,” said Villeneuve.
I'm looking forward to a new Lance after the Turkish GP as he boosted his self-esteem once again especially after didn't feel well suffering from "an upset stomach" in Germany GP before he tested Positive for COVID-19 before the Portuguese GP. Absolutely, his team and father are proud of his success. He has 59 points in his hands the best level he reached in a F1 season so far.