Some thought that Lance’s charms would make him a lucky captain, but in one turn Stroroll showed that he was a better pilot than many believed. But that “father bought him a team” label haunts him.
In detail. During the tests, Fernando regretted the absence of Lance, he had some doubt about the car and was not sure if it was something about this car or a question about the “philosophy” of Aston Martin.
What happened this weekend in Bahrain is very clear. He was not supposed to run the lance, but he chose to run without the best condition, his wrist still in pain. He made a decision to try to imitate his father’s advice. Today he certainly does not regret having given himself to his son Lawrence.
Without preseason, he didn’t know when he got into the car for the first time in Free Practice 1, he was always fast, he entered Q3 and finished sixth, three seconds behind Hamilton and resisted the pressure of George Russell; to Ferdinand XVI.
The doctors told me that maybe I could go back to Australia, or maybe Baku, but no way here or Jeddah. At the end I shed a few tears, for the result and also for Fernando and for the team that finally has a competitive car”, said Stroll.
Lancea knows that they are very lucky, everything could end badly at the beginning when they met Fernando Alonso. “It was a very difficult time, everything the team could finish there. I was on the inside of the corner because Russell was trying to stop braking too late, and Ferdinand lined up on the inside, we touched, but we were lucky,” commented the Canadian.
Fernando said after the race that he thought he was “with Russell”. I didn’t think the stroke could be so close at this point.” And that’s what Stroll, like Fernando, usually does very well, as De la Rosa pointed out.
He gave this contact in the race not in the car, but in his hands. “The acquaintance made my hands to burn. I shed a few tears of pain and rage… but we both stayed on track, we were moved by the death of my brother’s suicide”, he admits.
It was to be noted that the time when he had given himself up because of his pain “If I wasn’t in the points, I would have given 20 laps to go. I was patient, but I was gritting my teeth about these things, and what they would mean after the two most insane weeks of my life.
Ten days remain until Jeddah. He hopes that Lance will recover better and finish in a better position.