Latest News

Tuesday, 15 August 2017
'No intention' of breaking contract - Sainz
No 'trend' in Ferrari vs Mercedes battle - Binotto
Wind tunnel problems hurt Red Bull - Horner
Monday, 14 August 2017
Drivers unhappy with extra Halo weight
Bottas 'the perfect driver' - Rosberg
Friday, 11 August 2017
Rosberg physio backs Kubica comeback
Massa recovers from Hungary illness
Thursday, 10 August 2017
Leclerc 'would be useful' for Sauber - boss
McLaren set for Indycar return in future
Honda wants to pass Renault in 2017
Rosberg tips Mercedes to beat Ferrari
Wednesday, 09 August 2017
No rush to add more American races - Carey
McLaren denies Alonso to skip Singapore
Kvyat can't take Toro Rosso seat for granted - Petrov
Pundit defends Magnussen amid criticism
Kubica had 'no problem' with 2017 car - engineer
Domenicali enjoying F1's 'open' 2017 season
Legal issues forced Halo introduction - Horner
F1 'at crossroads' over future engine - Horner
Tuesday, 08 August 2017
Stroll and father join F1 'silly season'
New F1 engine to be 'better' - Carey
McLaren wants to keep Vandoorne, Alonso
Porsche not denying future F1 foray
Monday, 07 August 2017
Carey wants title showdown in Abu Dhabi
McLaren wants same drivers in 2018 - Norris
Winning Red Bull will end Verstappen rumours - Horner
Ferrari form boosts Monza ticket sales
Engine boost helps McLaren relationship - Honda
Bottas has no 'plan B' for 2018
Vettel wants one-year Ferrari extension
2018 contract 'not news to me' - Magnussen
Friday, 04 August 2017
Wehrlein not keen on Formula E move
Hulkenberg relaxed over Halo censorship
Lando Norris on 'empty tanks' in test - Berger
Williams considers di Resta for 2018 seat

News

Stroll and father join F1 'silly season'
2017-08-08

Aug.8 (GMM) Lance Stroll could be a surprise protagonist in this year's F1 'silly season'.

The specialist Italiaracing publication is reporting that the Williams driver's father, billionaire fashion mogul Lawrence Stroll, is being linked with Force India.

Force India, whose co-owners Vijay Mallya and Subrata Roy are both tackling serious legal issues, is considering dropping the 'India' from its name for 2018.

Boss Mallya hopes the move will attract more investment, with the impressive independent team hitting the limits of its performance against better funded teams.

"With a little bit more in our pocket we can make that incremental step and certainly fight in the top three consistently," he said.

It is possible that Stroll buying into Force India would mean a move to the Silverstone based team for his son, the 18-year-old Canadian rookie Lance Stroll.

F1 CEO Chase Carey said one of his favourite moments of 2017 so far was when Stroll achieved his first podium finish in Baku.

"In sport, it's a great story when an underdog suddenly has success," he told Auto Bild.

"Stroll had to listen to all that criticism for months, and everything about his father's money as well, and then he did his reply on the track in Baku. I would like to see more of that," Carey added.