“If You’re Running a Team for Your Son…” – Former F1 Driver Lashes Out at Lawrence Stroll Amidst Dramatic Aston Martin Fall

Published 04/12/2022, 4:48 AM EDT
BARCELONA, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 19: Owner of Racing Point Lawrence Stroll looks on from the garage during day one of Formula 1 Winter Testing at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on February 19, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Formula 1’s 2022 season is proving to be a unique season altogether. Aston Martin, who were expected to perform better this season are a long shot from the initial hype.

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Aston Martin’s chassis is definitely a surprise and painful to watch on the tracks. Actually, they’re just surviving in the races somehow at this point. The AMR22 is proving to be a tough ride for both its drivers.

Formula One F1 – Saudi Arabia Grand Prix – Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – March 26, 2022 Aston Martin’s Nico Hulkenberg during qualifying REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Australian Grand Prix was an embarrassing journey for the British team. With both the drivers crashing in free practice sessions, the team was left with very little time to recover the car.

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We constantly heard Lance Stroll on the radio complaining about the difficulty he was facing with the car. Sebastian Vettel, on the other hand, came back after missing two races, faced a fine, and couldn’t even take part in qualifying properly.

Aston Martin in trouble

Part-owner of the Aston Martin Cognizant, Canadian Lawrence Stroll is also in big trouble. Lance, his son, shares a seat alongside Vettel and is visibly not having a good time.

Jacques Villeneuve recently commented on the situation and said, “Running a team takes more than just money, Lawrence Stroll with Aston Martin is now finding out. It is not a clothing chain or a watch brand, because it is much more complicated. Especially if you’re running a team for your son, finding solutions becomes all the more complicated.”

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Well, he’s not wrong as the British team indeed faces endless humiliation as of now. Moreover, Stroll’s driving is questionable as he very carelessly crashed into Nicholas Latifi during the qualifying session. The young driver also faced a fine for weaving in front of Valtteri Bottas and running him off the track.

The green chassis have been a tremendous disappointment for the fans to say the very least. They made the new AMR22 with a handsome budget, and the car barely comes close to the top 10, that is if it doesn’t stop erratically. Moreover, Stroll’s mistakes are not helping the team or his father, who we’re sure is trying his best to find solutions to the car’s issues.

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With no points with them, Aston Martin sits last on the constructors’ table, and from the looks of it, their season ahead is not going to be very bright.

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Khyati Yadav

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Khyati Yadav is an F1 writer at EssentiallySports. She is a Hospitality Graduate and a huge fan of Lando Norris. She believes that F1 as a sport deserves a lot more attention and is intrigued by the process that goes behind the making of a car and the hard work that goes into the setting up of any Grand Prix.

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