The transfer market of the Formula 1 of face-to-2017 has already begun to move in this fall after the confirmation of Stoffel Vandoorne as a new pilot McLaren, to the detriment of a Jenson Button which happens to be tentatively reserved, and Nico Hülkenberg, which will be added to the project Renault after several years in Force India. It is expected that the next team to move tab Williams, and it is almost a secret your pilot tester, Lance Stroll, is the number 1 option on the british team to occupy the seat that will vacant a Felipe Massa way of the withdrawal next year.
After that Stroll was proclaimed campeón the european FIA Formula 3 two weeks ago in Imola, it was a given that the announcement was imminent, but the team from Grove has not been pronounced yet. According to Motorsport, the reason for this slight delay is due to the main team sponsor, Martini, one of the brands of vermouth most recognized in the world. Stroll has not yet reached 18 years of age and, based on this information, Williams wants to avoid any type of complication legal associating to a pilot of 17 years with a brand of alcohol. In fact, in the photo that accompanies the news, it can be seen that there is no reference to any Martini.
this situation, however, not be extended too much. Stroll will turn 18 on the 29th of October, within two weeks, on the same Saturday in which the Formula 1 will participate in the qualifying session of the Gran Premio de Mexico in the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. Since then, Williams will be able to choose the propitious moment to announce the canadian driver, finally, if you are just confirming its incorporation.
The title obtained by the Stroll this year ensures that the canadian, who also won the Formula 4 Italian in 2014, you will have enough points for get the Superlicencia. In addition, already from the beginnings of their career with the powerful economic support of his father, the magnate of the fashion Lawrence Stroll, so that the young rider from Montreal could provide between 20 and 25 million euros to be a starter next season, according to several sources. In fact, has already begun to prepare for the hard jump that waits for you, taking part in several private tests with old cars of Williams.