Chief engineer Williams Rob Smedley urged the public not to criticize the rookie team lance Stroll and give him six months to he proved.
The son of billionaire Lawrence Stroll during the pre-season tests in Barcelona several times off the track and damaged the car. His best time is 1.20,335 is markedly different from that shown his experienced teammate Felipe Massa – 1.19,420.
However, according to Smedley, the team does not mind such a gap between the two riders.
“If lance rode in the same conditions as for Felipe, he would show a decent time in the area of 1.19,60, Smedley quoted in Auto Motor und Sport. – Now lance was under enormous pressure, and he needs to gain confidence. He is only 18 and everything is new for him: cars too fast, in addition, everyone pay attention to him.
In Melbourne he will only get 180 minutes to prepare before qualification, and for him this is a new route, which is, besides, the walls are much closer than in Barcelona.
Give him six months to learn, and only then start to judge him”.
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