Lawrence Stroll to fire Lance and bring back Sebastian Vettel?

Lawrence Stroll has made a point of supporting his son Lance during his Formula 1 career at Williams, Racing Point and, now, Aston Martin.

Fernando Alonso has swiftly established himself as the Number 1 driver at Aston Martin, taking five podiums in six races, showing he is as impressive as ever behind the wheel.

Unfortunately for Aston Martin boss Lawrence Stroll, while Alonso’s success has powered the team up to P2 in the Constructors’ Standings, it has also highlighted how Lance Stroll is underperforming on the grid.

While Lawrence has worked to ensure his son has the best possible platform to establish himself in Formula 1, Lance has been consistently failing to deliver this year, raising questions about whether he deserves the seat.

With his teammate becoming a regular feature on the podium, Stroll has only managed a season best of P4 in Australia, suffering two retirements and one pointless finish this year.

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If Aston Martin is to challenge for the Constructors’ Championship, it is clear that they will require two drivers who are equally strong, as currently seen at Red Bull.

If Stroll continues to find himself near the bottom of the top ten, or even out of the points, Aston Martin might even slip down to P3 or P4 in the standings, as Mercedes and Ferrari chip away at their lead.

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“The team’s mission is very clear. Lawrence has not been having any delay in telling us ‘When are we going to win the next one?’ Obviously, he is happy we have made a step, but this is not enough for his ambitions,” Aston Martin team principal Mike Krack admitted recently.

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“The good thing with Lawrence is that you know immediately where you stand. He wants more, and we will have to deliver more.”

Stroll will have a chance to step up in Barcelona, as Formula 1 returns to a more traditional circuit, although all drivers are likely to find themselves struggling to keep up with Red Bull’s straight line speed.