Villadelprat Suggests Aston Martin Reassess Stroll’s Role in 2023

Aston Martin’s owner, Lawrence Stroll, might need to re-evaluate his son’s position in the team.

This sentiment is echoed by seasoned former F1 mechanic, engineer, and manager Joan Villadelprat. He believes that 24-year-old Lance Stroll’s performance is negatively impacting the team’s standings in the constructors’ championship.

In contrast, two-time champion Fernando Alonso has consistently showcased his prowess in the 2023 Aston Martin, achieving several podium finishes and securing the third spot in individual rankings.

On the other hand, Stroll lags considerably, finding himself 9 places behind and with a significant 123-point deficit. As a result, Aston Martin currently trails Red Bull, Mercedes, and Ferrari in the team standings.

“Aston Martin is playing only with Messi,” Villadelprat, 65, mentioned to El Confidencial newspaper, comparing Alonso with the famous Argentine footballer.

“Even Messi needs someone else behind him, but Stroll is neither seen nor heard. This is massive for the constructors’ championship,” he added.

“Although Stroll is not a phenomenon, he is among the top 10 while Fernando is among the top five. But lately, Stroll has been doing a miserable job.

“All of the team’s eggs are in the Fernando basket,” said Villadelprat.