The 2022 Formula 1 season has so far been a complete failure for Lance Stroll. While Aston Martin teammate Sebastian Vettel was able to set a few highlights, the Canadian is far behind the claims. A former F1 driver believes father and team owner Lawrence Stroll may soon face consequences.
Because his own father is the team owner, Lance Stroll has never had to tremble for his Formula 1 cockpit in recent years, despite mixed performances.
But this year the Canadian is so far behind the music that even his own father could start to ponder at some point. At least ex-Formula 1 driver Johnny Herbert is convinced of that.
“Lance has had a difficult time lately,” said Herbert in the “F1 Nation Podcast” looking back on the Canadian’s season so far, in which Stroll only scored three points in nine races. Sometimes, Herbert continues, he thinks Father Lawrence should go to his son and say, “Boy, I gave you your chance. But it’s not really working. And now I have to do what’s best for the team. “
He doesn’t know when that time will come, Herbert explained: “But I think the point will come when that will happen.”
Still stroll without confidence in the Aston Martin
For Lance Stroll there is only one option at the moment, said the ex-driver: “It’s about Lance doing the job he has to do constantly, but at the moment it’s all a bit bumpy.”
Stroll has had to admit several times in recent weeks that not everything is going according to plan this season. Even the update, which noticeably improved the car, didn’t play into the Canadian’s hands. “I still have the feeling that I don’t have full confidence in the car and that I can’t drive precisely,” he recently lamented the unpredictability of the AMR22.