Lance Stroll has so far faced a disastrous 2022 season, ahead of the team’s home race; the British Grand Prix.
On the back of a good couple of years, the Canadian driver has struggled getting to grips with the new regulations.
In Stroll’s defence, the AMR22 has appeared to be an incredibly difficult car to set-up, something which both Stroll and Sebastian Vettel have complained about.
Nevertheless, Stroll has only managed to score 3 points so far this season, whereas his German team-mate has scored 13.
It’s led to some questions regarding Stroll’s future, and whether his father who owns the team needs to give his son the boot.
Former driver Johnny Herbert believes it’s only a matter of time until this happens, however, Herbert believes Lawrence Stroll should sit down with his son first and explain what is immediately needed.
“Lance has had a bit of a difficult time of late,” the Brit said on the F1 Nation podcast.
“I sometimes think there is a certain time that, if it doesn’t quite happen, Lawrence has got to go ‘son, I’ve given you a chance. It isn’t quite working out, and I’ve got to do what’s right for the team’.
“I think there will be a point that’s going to happen.
“I don’t exactly know when that will be, but it’s down to Lance actually to do the job that he needs to do and consistently do that job. At the moment, it’s a little bit scrappy.”
Stroll has spoken out about not feeling comfortable with the car yet, this could change at Silverstone though where the British team are set to substantially upgrade the AMR22.
Both Stroll and the team will be hoping for an immediate improvement following the upgrades, with Aston Martin currently sitting 8th in the Constructors’.
“We’re always learning but I think, just on my side, I want to get into a better more comfortable place with the car,” Stroll said.
“I still feel like I’m not really that confident in the car and feeling very precise, and just predictable in the car.
“I think I’ve still got to keep working to get back to the place that felt like I was in last year, or the year before, where it was just more predictable and more comfortable.
“And, right now, it’s still a little bit just difficult for me. And, yeah, I’ve got to keep working with my engineers to try and sort that out,” concluded the Canadian driver.