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…