The first ever F1 Tracks driver takeover has landed, with Formula One Driver Lance Stroll curating his very own playlist of top tracks.
The young Canadian, who currently drives for BWT Racing Point F1 Team has pulled together some of his top tracks which inspire and motivate him on and off the grid. As a single-minded starter, Lance has united his passion of F1 with a dynamic and varied playlist for fans to enjoy. The first ever driver take overshowcases a selection tunes, including three tracks by Red Hot Chili Peppers and three from the Rolling Stones, proving to be his favourite artists. Lance highlights the Stones’ Let It Bleed album as one of his all time favourites. The playlist also features some classic hits, including, Guns N’ Roses, “Knockin’ on Heavens Door”, and Weezer, “Island In The Sun”.
Also featured is the brand new song from Weezer, “Hero”, from the band’s forthcoming album, Van Weezer. The video for the song, pays tribute to frontline workers and in honour of the real heroes, the band teamed up with Postmates to support healthcare heroes caring for COVID-19 patients.
Despite Lance’s age and being one of the youngest drivers on the gird, his music style is highly cultured and when asked how his driving style could be summarised into a song Lance described it as Beethoven – Symphony No. 7. Identifying a visceral quality to the music, and the similarity between driving and the finale, when the musicians appear to be playing as if their lives depend on it. This perfectly sums up his incredibly eclectic taste in music.
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Q: What was the first album you bought?
A: I’d have to give that one to 50 Cent.
Q: Which artist dead or alive would you love to see perform live and why?
A: Pearl Jam – they’re epic, always wanted to see them.
Q: If you’re driving style could be summed up by a song, which one would it be and why?
A: Beethoven’s – Symphony No. 7.
Q: Who is the best artist you’ve seen live?
A: Sir Elton John put on a great performance in Italy a couple of years ago.
Q: If you were stranded on a desert island and were allowed to take three albums with you, which would they be?
A: Post Malone – Beerbongs & Bentleys
Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed
Drake – More Life
Q: What’s your guilty pleasure when it comes to music?
Q: If you could go to a gig with three people dead or alive, who would they be and what band/artists would you go and see?
A: I would go with my best buds to go see the Stones or Queen.
Q: You work hard on your fitness outside of the car. Which tracks really help push you through a workout?
A: That’s different I change it up all the time could be: Rock, R&B, Rap. Different days you feel different ways.
Q: After a gruelling season, which tracks do you like to chill to during the off-season?
A: TV On The Radio – Wolf Like Me
Q: Which tunes do you blast through your headphones to get you in the zone before a race?
A: Mainly songs by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Q: Which tunes do you like to celebrate to with the team after a successful race weekend?
A: We Are The Champions – Queen
Q: What’s on your playlist for when things haven’t gone so well and you’re alone in the motorhome after a race?
A: : I stick on something upbeat and lifting.
Q: Suppose you are allowed music in the cockpit – you are hunting down the car in front of you for the lead of the Grand Prix in the closing laps. Which song to you listen to and why?
A: There’s a time and place for music but – the Jaws theme tune .. nana nanana nananana.
Q: Who is your ideal act to bring the party and close the Abu Dhabi festival at the end of the season in style?
A: It would be awesome to see the Rolling Stones tie up the season.
Lance’s F1 Tracks playlist can be found on Spotify, Deezer and Apple: