Stroll to Force India with dad’s help?

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In the midst of the F1’s summer holiday there is no better time to embrace the silly season with reports linking Lance Stroll to Force India – after his dad buys the team.

Having spent an estimated $80 million getting his son through the motor racing ranks, Stroll entered Formula 1 this season with Williams.

Labelled a pay driver, the Canadian had a tough debut before scoring his first points at the Canadian GP and following that up with a podium finish in Baku and more points in Austria.

However, he could be saying goodbye to Williams after just one season with Italiaracing linking him – and his father Lawrence – to Force India.

The publication reports that the fashion billionaire is considering acquiring a stake in Force India, a team that is keen to embrace a more global market.

Should that happen it would spark several changes in the driver market with either Esteban Ocon or Sergio Perez, or both, off to Williams, Felipe Massa re-entering retirement and Pascal Wehrlein also in with a shot at the Williams drive given his association with Mercedes.

Of course, that’s all just rumours…