Alonso/ Stroll Situation Discussed By Aston Martin Team Principal

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by Adam OndrikWednesday, 17 January 2024 at 00:00
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Aston Martin team principal recently discussed the situation between his two drivers, Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll.
There is no other team on the grid besides Aston Martin where a driver would be the son of the team owner. Yes, if you didn't know, Lance Stroll is the son of Aston Martin F1's team owner Lawrence Stroll.
The team principal, Mike Krack, recently opened up about how specific the Aston's situation is when it comes to approaching their drivers. He told motorsport.com:

"We have a particular situation, obviously, because one of the drivers is the son of the owner and the other is an experienced mature driver. So, you need to think: what are the dynamics and how are they going to be evolving?"

Alonso has had a quite tense relationship with a few of his teammates in the past, including Lewis Hamilton and Esteban Ocon. Therefore, it wasn't clear how his relationship with young Stroll would work out.

"But I have to say, Lance and Fernando, the way they work with each other, the way they treat each other, does not need any intervention from our side, because they are just very mature. They put the team in the centre, and it is the same for us. For us, the team is everything."

While Stroll's performances weren't completely up to the high standard set by the 42-year-old, the driver pairing has worked quite well for the team in terms of synergy between the two drivers.

"They know that we have nine hot competitors out there, and we don't gain anything by fighting each other. That's really very helpful. So credit to both of them for the way they handled it."