Rookie Williams lance Stroll has admitted that he accepts his teammate Felipe Massa as a rival, not as a mentor.
18-year-old racer ambiguously conducted tests in Barcelona last week, three times taken off the road in his car Williams FW40, with the result that the team was forced to withdraw from the fourth day of tests.
Despite the fact that the young canadian is going to absorb valuable knowledge from his mate, he does not perceive it as his mentor.
“Mentor is the wrong word – quoted in Stroll F1i.com. – It [the Mass] of the work itself, as well as others. Great that he is in the team, moving it forward through their experience. Of course, I have something to learn from him.
We both want to help the team to achieve good results.”
The loonie was first introduced c Brazilian at a time when he joined the youth Academy of Ferrari.
“I remember him from the time Ferrari. He’s a great guy, very open minded and a team player – continued the Stroll. – Either partner honesty is important, and he is such a man. The team is now a pleasant atmosphere, and everyone is looking forward to the start of the [second] test and of the season.”
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