When Lance Stroll entered Formula 1 he thought he would be replacing Felipe Massa at Williams, but that all changed once World Champion Nico Rosberg retired.
Following the German’s retirement, Valtteri Bottas signed for Mercedes as his replacement and Williams were forced to recall Massa to the sport, the man Stroll thought he had replaced.
However, the Canadian youngster is delighted to see the experienced Brazilian return and feels he is the perfect replacement for Bottas as he has been involved with the team for so long.
"I'm sure many fans are happy to see Felipe return," the 18-year-told told Le Journal de Montreal.
"We have been cooperating for a long time – ever since I become a Williams development driver.
"It's the perfect solution, he is the perfect replacement for Valtteri.
"But for me, his return to the team doesn't change anything – I still have to cope with the same challenges as before."