2020 has undoubtedly been Lance Stroll's best year in F1 so far, with podium finishes, a remarkable performance under the rain and his first ever pole position at Istanbul Park, but it also reserved the Racing Point driver its fair share of tough moments.
While the first half of the season saw the Canadian being quite competitive, his performances drastically changed and he dropped from from 4th to 11th place in the driver championship standings, well behind his teammate Sergio Pérez, who finished behind the two Mercedes and Max Verstappen's Redbull.
He missed out on some points due to tyre failures, collisions and dnfs and he was forced to leave his seat to Nico Hulkenberg for the Eifel Grand Prix, after testing positive for COVID 19 at the start of the German racing weekend.
Stroll himself believes different factors are to blame, as he explained in a interview with Motorsport.com.
“After my puncture in Mugello it was a bumpy ride in terms of points. A part of me is a little bit frustrated that in so many races, we kind of just had a bumpy ride, and it ran a little bit downhill since my previous podium in Monza."
“There was a lot of opportunity in some of those races. In Mugello, we were up for the podium there and we had the puncture. And then I got COVID, missed a race there [Nurburgring]. There's been a few unfortunate other races where we just DNF'd, and didn't score any points, " he continued.
Looking at the season as a whole, however, he appears to be quite pleased.
“So I do see some missed opportunity in the season in total. But, all in all, it was a very fun year as well. It was a good year and it was a fun year - just competing in a car that has been up at the front for most of the season. That's been awesome.”
In the upcoming F1 season he will drive for Aston Martin alongside his new teammate, four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel.