In a lighthearted exchange that left Formula 1 fans amused, McLaren CEO Zak Brown playfully teased Aston Martin F1 driver Lance Stroll during a radio appearance on ‘The Chris Evans Breakfast Show.’
The unexpected remark took place as Brown, along with McLaren driver Lando Norris and rising talent Oscar Piastri, participated in a Q&A session in anticipation of the Dutch Grand Prix.
When the trio was asked about their strengths beyond the realm of Formula 1, Zak Brown seized the opportunity to inject some humour into the conversation.
With a mischievous grin, Brown exclaimed, “I am dominating. This is like Alonso on Stroll!”
The comment drew surprised reactions from Norris and Piastri, leaving Lando Norris visibly taken aback by the witty jab.
Prior to his humorous quip directed at Stroll, Zak Brown had shared his personal prowess in another sport.
Revealing a lesser-known skill, Brown disclosed, “It’s a good version of cricket!
“Probably hitting the homerun as a lefty.
“So, I was a switch hitter. Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks Little League.”
In response to the same question, Lando Norris, known for his charismatic persona, revealed his affinity for golf. “I’m not that good.
“I’m okay, I can have a good game.
“But I’m getting better,” Norris chuckled.
As the Formula 1 season progresses, the performance disparities between the Aston Martin drivers has become evident.
Alonso holds P3 in the Drivers’ Standings, behind the dominant Red Bull duo of Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez.
In contrast, Stroll finds himself locked in a battle to maintain a place in the top 10, narrowly ahead of Esteban Ocon.
Stroll’s lacklustre performance has sparked discussions regarding his continued role within the Aston Martin team.
Critics argue that his struggles might be contributing to Aston Martin’s shot at second place position in the Constructors’ Standings slipping away.
Presently positioned in third place in the team championship, Aston Martin trails Mercedes by 51 points and is clinging to a mere four-point lead over Ferrari.