Lance Stroll has opened up on why he has struggled compared to Fernando Alonso at Aston Martin this year.
Aston Martin began the season with a strong run of results as Alonso secured six podiums in the opening eight races.
However, top three finishes have been harder to come by of late as the Silverstone-based squad has dropped down the pecking order.
Despite its lacklustre pace, Alonso has continued to add points to his tally, while Stroll has not scored at the last five Grands Prix.
According to Stroll, Alonso has a driving style that suits the current AMR23 package.
“I think he has a particular driving style, a way that he gets around the corners that might be very different to mine,” Stroll told media including RacingNews365.
“At the beginning of the year, I think the car was giving a bigger window for different driving styles to work.
“Right now, it has a lot of limitations that I don't like, that drives around and deals with it. It doesn’t bother him as much.”
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'Big picture changes'
Stroll had revealed that the car has undergone behavioural changes throughout the year, with Alonso coping with the transition better.
When asked if it was a case of making minor set-up adjustments or a bigger operation to get the car back to his liking, Stroll said: “Probably a bit of both. Bigger picture stuff and setup.
“We're trying to change that up and do as much as we can, change the car and make it comfortable and good to drive.
“It’s also bigger picture stuff, in car characteristic things that maybe don't need changing.
“I know we've changed the car a lot throughout the year and the characteristic of the car has changed a lot throughout the year.
“Maybe we moved away from something that suited me better at the beginning of the year.”