June 5, 2017 4:59 pm
Updated: June 5, 2017 6:30 pm

F1 driver Lance Stroll stops by the Montreal Children’s Hospital

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Montreal-born F1 pilot Lance Stroll made a pit stop at the Montreal Children’s Hospital to raise the spirits of kids being treated there.

The teenager is in town ahead of the big race this weekend.

Stroll said he was happy to be back in Montreal, and that it was important for him to visit the Children’s Hospital.

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“Montreal means everything to me. Today is a very emotional day for me but I think a very happy day for everyone,” Stroll said.

“I just want to put a smile on some kids’ faces. Nothing makes me feel better than doing that. So I’m looking forward to a happy day.”

At 18-years-old, Stoll is the first Canadian to race in Formula One since Jacques Villeneuve.

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It’s his first season as an F1 driver.

This weekend will also be the first time he takes part in his home-town race.

Stroll will also be making an appearance Wednesday at F1’s 50th anniversary downtown.

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