user icon

Stroll switches back to old Mercedes engine after FP3 failure

  • Published on 08 Jun 2019 19:23
  • comments 0
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Lance Stroll has reverted back to the old spec Mercedes engine after the issues he hit during the final practice session in Canada.

Stroll ground to a halt during the session and replays showed the Racing Point car emit a major puff of smoke and some flames towards the end of the back straight.

The Canadian did not take further part in the session as the team worked on fitting the new engine.

Mercedes brought an upgraded 'Phase 2' unit to the Canadian Grand Prix weekend, which was used by the works team as well as the customer outfits. 

However, Stroll has now gone back to the first specification, a hit for the 20-year-old who is looking to impress at his home event amid a poor run of qualifying results. 

The engine that will be used for the remainder of the weekend has been used at the opening six rounds of the season, meaning it will have significant mileage than his rivals' engines.

Replies (0)

Login to reply
SM1

Related news

SM2

JP Grand Prix of Japan

Local time 

View more photos

JP Grand Prix of Japan

Local time 

View more photos


Test calendar

Circuit de Catalunya - Testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Is Charles Leclerc the new number 1 driver at Ferrari?

World Championship standings 2019

Show full world champion standings

Driver profile

  • Country Canada
  • Date of b. Oct 29 1998 (20)
  • Place of b. Montreal, Canada
  • Weight 70 kg
  • Length 1.80 m
Show full profile


Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2019

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Spain
-
Spain
15 - Mar 17
Australia
29 - Mar 31
Bahrain
-
Bahrain
12 - Apr 14
China
26 - Apr 28
Azerbaijan
10 - May 12
Spain
-
Spain
23 - May 26
Monaco
7 - Jun 9
Canada
21 - Jun 23
France
28 - Jun 30
Austria
12 - Jul 14
United Kingdom
26 - Jul 28
Germany
2 - Aug 4
Hungary
30 - Sep 1
Belgium
6 - Sep 8
Italy
20 - Sep 22
Singapore
27 - Sep 29
Russian
11 - Oct 13
Japan
25 - Oct 27
Mexico
1 - Nov 3
United States of America
15 - Nov 17
Brazil
29 - Dec 1
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2019

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
15 - Mar 17
Australia Albert Park
29 - Mar 31
12 - Apr 14
26 - Apr 28
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
10 - May 12
23 - May 26
Monaco Monte Carlo
7 - Jun 9
21 - Jun 23
France Paul Ricard
28 - Jun 30
Austria Red Bull Ring
12 - Jul 14
United Kingdom Silverstone
26 - Jul 28
Germany Hockenheimring
2 - Aug 4
Hungary Hungaroring
30 - Sep 1
6 - Sep 8
Italy Monza
20 - Sep 22
27 - Sep 29
Russian Sochi Autodrom
11 - Oct 13
25 - Oct 27
1 - Nov 3
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
15 - Nov 17
Brazil Interlagos
29 - Dec 1
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar