Stroll Sr Defends Son Lance From “Jealous” F1 Critics: “Not Many People Who Can Do That”

Published 02/26/2021, 2:50 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – November 14, 2020 Racing Point’s Lance Stroll celebrates after qualifying in pole position Pool via REUTERS/Clive Mason


Lance Stroll is usually criticized as a paid driver considering his father’s influence in Formula 1. The young Canadian, driving for Aston Martin this season, the luxury racing team that is making a comeback after 6 decades. It’s a team owned by the Canadian’s father, Lawrence Stroll.

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Lance Stroll claimed his first pole position last season. However, the criticism still continues as he was chosen over Sergio Perez to make a place for Vettel in the team. In a recent interview, Canadian Billionaire, Lawrence Stroll gave his opinion on the Lance Stroll-Talent debate.

He said, “There are a lot of jealous people in the world and jealous people, who wish they were there in Lance’s position, do and say silly things.”

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Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – Racing Point’s Lance Stroll celebrates after qualifying in pole position Pool via REUTERS/Clive Mason

“I don’t pay much attention to it, and neither does Lance. Do I think Lance is talented? I think he is immensely talented. I have no doubt he has demonstrated that he has world championship blood in him.” 

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Lance Stroll silenced his critics at Turkey last year, claims Lawrence

Stroll put his critics to rest last season when he took the pole position at the Turkish Grand Prix. He beat the Mercedes and the Red Bull drivers and shocked everyone by setting the fastest qualification time that weekend.

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“Everything is equal when you get to the ring, and he showed that by putting it on pole in the rain in Turkey last year when the playing field was level. There are not many people who can do that,” said the Canadian Billionaire.

Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – November 14, 2020 Racing Point’s Lance Stroll celebrates after qualifying in pole position Pool via REUTERS/Clive Mason

The move of Sebastian Vettel to the team could have a lot of positive impacts this season. Not just Stroll, but the team could also learn a lot from the four-time champion’s world of experience.

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Lance Stroll is still relatively new to Formula 1 and has a lot to mature and learn over the next few years. Do you believe we will see more splashes of brilliance from the young Canadian this season?

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Ayush Manjunath

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Ayush Manjunath is a Formula 1 author for EssentiallySports with more than 500 articles to his name. A Law graduate and a current Sports Management student, Ayush also has a certificate from UCLA on Sports, Media and Entertainment Management. He has an undying love for motorsports and lives to see Max Verstappen, George Russell, Charles Leclerc, and Lando Norris battle for the championship one day!

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