Despite beginning his racing career relatively late in comparison to many drivers, Lance tasted success early on, securing race victories and championships to be awarded the Federation de Sport Automobile du Quebec rookie of the year award in 2008, later becoming driver of the year in 2009.
Lance stepped onto the single-seater ladder in 2014 by competing in the Florida Winter Series before contesting the Italian F4 Championship, winning the drivers’ title by taking seven wins and 13 podium finishes.
In 2015, Lance joined the Ferrari Driver Academy, becoming the second-youngest driver to be signed to a Formula 1 team, working as a Development Driver for the Italian marque.
Lance supported this role with an expanded racing programme for 2015 by contesting both the FIA Formula 3 European Championship and the Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand. Recording one win, six podiums and 18 top-six finishes, Lance secured P5 in the former while taking his second single-seater title in the latter.
At the close of 2015, Lance parted ways with Ferrari to serve as Test Driver to Williams Racing for 2016. Alongside this role, Lance continued to race in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship with the Prema Powerteam, while also contesting the Daytona 24 Hours for the first of two times in his career.
Recording 14 victories, 14 pole positions and a total of 20 podiums, Lance soared to the European Formula 3 Drivers’ Championship title, beating his nearest rival by 187 points.
This performance earned Lance a place on the 2017 Formula 1 grid, making his debut at the highest level of motorsport with Williams Racing aged only 18.
Facing poor luck at the start of his debut Formula 1 campaign, Lance recorded his maiden points finish on home turf at the Canadian Grand Prix before putting in an impressive performance in Azerbaijan to become the second-youngest driver to climb onto the podium in the history of Formula 1 by taking P3.
Lance’s impressive debut season continued, with Italy – where he qualified on the front row of the grid – and Mexico serving as standout moments.
After recording 40 points from 20 races in 2017, Lance remained with Williams for 2018. While an uncompetitive car confined him to the back of the field, Lance continued to impress, recording top 10 finishes in Azerbaijan and Italy to end the season with six points.
For 2019, Lance joined the Racing Point family and recorded points on debut with the Silverstone-based squad in Melbourne. Five further points finishes followed over the season, hallmarked by a memorable fourth-placed finish at a tempestuous German Grand Prix to record the team’s best result of the season, briefly leading the race and eventually missing out on the podium by only six tenths of a second.
Lance continues with Racing Point in 2020 where both he and team-mate Sergio Perez will aim to drive the team forward after a season of transition in 2019.