Lawrence Stroll, the owner of the Aston Martin team, has expressed his desire to see both his son Lance Stroll and Fernando Alonso on the podium at the upcoming Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, despite Red Bull’s dominant performance this season.
Red Bull has won all seven races so far, with Max Verstappen claiming five victories and Sergio Perez securing two. However, Lawrence Stroll remains optimistic about his team’s chances in Montreal, emphasizing that the track suits their car well.
Stroll Sr. told Reuters in New York, “Those are the plans, let’s hope both our cars are on the podium. I’m extremely confident that the car will be very solid on the Montreal track…so I’m really looking forward to coming home and having a great race.”
In the previous race in Barcelona, Aston Martin faced more challenges compared to earlier races, with Lance Stroll finishing sixth and Fernando Alonso in seventh place. However, for the Canadian Grand Prix, the team is introducing several updates to their car to address those issues.
Solutions are in place for podiums
“We are providing solutions to these problems with certain upgrades in Canada,” confirmed Lawrence Stroll, emphasizing his belief that the upgrades will make the drivers more comfortable behind the wheel of the AMR23.
Addressing the performance gap between Alonso, currently third in the world championship, and Lance Stroll, currently eighth, Lawrence Stroll mentioned that his son showed progress in Barcelona and expects them to be on equal footing by the end of the season.
“I think he (Lance) showed in Barcelona that he had started now, it took six or seven races to feel better… I think they (the two drivers) will be equal by the end of the season,” he added.
Prior to the Canadian Grand Prix, Aston Martin held the third position in the constructors’ championship, trailing Mercedes by 18 points. With their updates and high hopes for a strong performance, Lawrence Stroll is eager to witness his team’s success on home turf.