Formula 1: Aston Martin boss Mike Krack has faith in Lance Stroll’s talent

Formula 1: Aston Martin boss Mike Krack has faith in Lance Stroll’s talent

Aston Martin team boss Mike Krack believes Lance Stroll doesn’t get the credit he deserves and is a very good driver.

“People underestimate how good Lance is – they think he’s only here because his dad owns the team and got him into the car,” said Krack on the website.

“But you don’t do as well as him against a four-time world champion by accident, and you don’t win a single-seat championship like him by accident. »

The 23-year-old Stroll made his Formula 1 debut in 2017 driving for the Williams team. He is now a driver for Aston Martin, the team owned by Lawrence Stroll’s father.

In 2021 Stroll was joined by four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel and next season he will have Fernando Alonso as his new teammate at Aston Martin.

Stroll turned heads in his first season on the circuit when he finished third in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The 18-year-old Montreal native then became the youngest driver to claim the F1 microphone.

In his career, Stroll has three podiums and a leading position, which he managed to get at the Grand Prix Event in November 2020.

Looking towards Singapore

The Canadian is currently 18th in the drivers’ standings with five points. He retired from racing for the first time ever at the Italian Grand Prix two weeks ago.

Krack added that Stroll was never put in a position to succeed on the track.

“It is important to remember that Lance has never had a winning car in Formula 1, a car in which he can show what he can do and use his talent,” said Krack.

“When Vettel joined the team people were saying Lance had no chance, but Lance did very well against the four-time world champion – their performances were the same. People believe right now that Fernando is going to join the team, but let’s wait and see. Lance can surprise them few people,” Krack said.

The Singapore Grand Prix will be held on September 30.