Saturday 5 November 2016

He Is The Youngest Recruit For F1


Williams have unveiled Formula One's youngster driver - and he hasn't even got a driving licence.

Canadian Lance Stroll only turned 18 last week and will replace Felipe Massa who is hanging up his driving gloves at the end of the 2016 season.

Stroll, the first Canadian to take to the grid since 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve departed the sport more a decade ago, will team up with Valtteri Bottas.

The Finnish driver will race for Williams for a fifth successive term.

Stroll dominated this year's Formula Three championship, winning the series by more than 100 points. He becomes the sport's youngest driver since Dutchman Max Verstappen made his debut, aged 17, last year.

"To be racing in Formula One in 2017 is incredible," Stroll said. "I can't thank Williams enough for showing faith in my ability.

"Racing in F1 was something I dreamt about as a young kid. When I began karting seriously, F1 was then the ultimate goal and especially when I started racing cars in 2014.

"2017 is going to be a big learning curve for me, but I'm eager to absorb everything Williams can share with me so that I improve.

"I'll be taking things on a race-by-race, lap-by-lap basis and hopefully progress with experience like I did when I entered Formula Four and then Formula Three."



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