Stroll wants ‘team player’ as his team-mate

Date published: November 24 2017

Lance Stroll reckons it is important that Williams sign a team player as his 2018 team-mate as he doesn’t want a “negative” intrateam battle.

Stroll’s new team-mate for 2018 has yet to be decided, however, some reports claim it is just a matter of time before Williams announce Robert Kubica as Felipe Massa’s replacement.

The Polish driver, though, isn’t the only one in the running as Paul di Resta, Daniil Kvyat and Pascal Wehrlein all remain hopeful.

As for Stroll, he has no preference, he just wants a team player.

“You just want a team player,” he told Autosport.

“At the end of the day you just drive your car, that’s kind of what you have to focus on: yourself, and what’s going on on your side of the garage.

“Of course it’s always good to have a good relationship, and you never want to have kind of a negative battle – you don’t want the team to start splitting up in any way, I think that’s the most important thing.

“You obviously want someone pushing you all the time, someone competitive at the top of their game, so you can become a better driver.

“At the end of the day it pretty much comes down to what Williams wants to do.”