Throughout Stroll's eight years in F1, he's never been quite able to escape whispered suggestions that his shrewd businessman father was the driving force – no pun intended, of course – behind his racing career.
Stroll Jr's victory in the Formula 3 Euroseries in 2016 came in a team his father owned, and Stroll Sr also reportedly ploughed $80 million into Williams to help facilitate his son's entry into F1 – an achievement which saw him become Canada's first driver on the grid since Villeneuve's retirement in 2006.
Villeneuve's tale from Stroll's childhood...
Certain pundits and experts have suggested over the years that Stroll Jr, in fact, lacked motivation and believe that his father pushed him into a racing career at an early age.
Recent comments from Villeneuve, who has known Lance since an early age as a neighbour in the Canadian city on Montreal, would lend credence to that suggestion.
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