Lance Stroll (P9, 2 pts): 8.5/10
A home Grand Prix can be added pressure for any driver, and Lance Stroll was certainly feeling the heat in more ways than one in Montreal. He started well off the pace in FP1, and while he improved in the afternoon he was still a tenth and a half off the pace of his Racing Point team mate Sergio Perez. Then came final practice and his hopes for the weekend appeared to go up in flames when he returned to pit lane with the back of his RP19 on fire after a highly unusual Mercedes power unit failure. Understandably that compromised his qualifying session as he reverted to an older engine, and he started the race a lowly 17th on the grid. But an immediate three-place jump at the start followed by an impressive 45 lap opening stint on hard tyres allowed him to breach the top ten, which he maintained even after his deferred visit to pit lane. He got an extra boost in the final five laps when he was able to overtake the struggling Carlos Sainz to double his points haul, to the delight of the Canadian crowd.