The Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team’s Lance Stroll had an extremely strong Saturday on day two of pre-season testing at the Bahrain International Circuit. The Canadian completed 71 laps and ended the day in third place overall with a time of 01:30.460s and speaking following the action he said:

“Overall a very positive afternoon after a difficult morning for Sebastian where some technical issues limited our running. Track conditions were not so easy – it was still quite windy, but even in those conditions it felt great to be back driving and getting lots of laps under my belt. The afternoon programme went to plan: we completed the main jobs and ticked off the test items. There’s still lots to catch up on tomorrow, but I’m feeling pretty pleased with a solid afternoon.”

Sebastian Vettel had a tough day of Saturday after the team discovered a gearbox issue forcing it to be changed meaning the German’s track time was limited to just ten laps and speaking following the session the four time world champion said:

“It was not such a busy day for me. We experienced a gearbox issue quite early on and that kept the car in the garage. The guys did a great job to quickly fit a new gearbox and we got back out just before the end of the morning session. Doing so few laps today wasn’t ideal because there is just one more day of testing before we come back here for the race and I am still learning about this new car. Fortunately, things went a bit better this afternoon for Lance giving us some important information. Hopefully, we can have a more straightforward day tomorrow.”

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