17-Year-Old Lance Stroll Is One Step Closer To An F1 Drive With Williams

With Felipe Massa retiring at the end of the season, people are eager to see who’ll replace the Brazilian at the Williams team.

Jenson Button has ruled out a move to his former team having become part of an “innovative three-driver strategy” at McLaren but it appears that Williams are happy to go for youth over experience… oh and cash, lots and lots of cash.

17-year-old Lance Stroll, whose father is Canadian billionaire investor, is now the hot favourite to join Valtteri Bottas but don’t be fooled by his father’s wealth, the guy’s got talent too.

The Canadian is currently dominating the FIA Formula 3 Championship with nine victories and thanks to his huge lead in the title, he’s now guaranteed to finish at least third in the championship.

That position means Stroll has now scored 40 superlicence points, enough to be able to compete in Formula One according to the FIA’s somewhat controversial superlicence points system.

So those of us who already feel old with Max Verstappen racing, it looks like someone born in 1998 could be racing in F1 next year.