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Lance Stroll deserves his chance in F1 and should not be dismissed as a pay driver ac
14-09-2018, 10:02 AM
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Lance Stroll deserves his chance in F1 and should not be dismissed as a pay driver ac
Lance Stroll deserves his chance in F1 and should not be dismissed as a pay driver according to Tom Gaymor who commentated on his European F3 title success. Phil Simms Jersey . Stroll will make his grand prix debut with Williams in 2017, but has been branded a pay driver - a label saddled with negative connotations - due to the financial backing from his father, Lawrence, a billionaire. But how good is the 18-year-old? And does he deserve his F1 opportunity in 2017? We spoke to Tom Gaymor, who has commentated on Strolls title-winning Formula 3 success this year for Eurosport... Is he ready for Formula 1?Tom Gaymor: I cant imagine Williams would put him in the car if they didnt think he was ready. Frank Williams has got to have been impressed with his character and probably echoed some of the points below himself. Bring on Australia.How good is Lance Stroll?TG: The reality of the situation is that he is very good because you cannot achieve what he has achieved without being good.I dont care what anybody says, anybody that has been a racing driver or has experience in the sport will understand you cannot win multiple championships, you cannot win an F3 championship without being good. He has earned his stripes and if Williams think he is ready then regardless of the amount of money he is bringing, they think he is ready. Tom Gaymor, F3 Commentator He has had very, very good team-mates in Maximilian Gunther and Nick Cassidy. George Russell, a McLaren Autosport Young Driver of the Year, is a very talented individual and on his day will be unbeatable. Lance has made them look silly.Yes, he has had a lot of support from Williams. Yes, he has technical support from Williams at the circuit, but he still has to go out there and do that.There is a huge percentage of drivers who have a huge amount of support because of the financial infrastructure that they have got and the people that they bring into their teams to support them and cant even replicate finishing in the top 10. So Lance has done an incredible job. How does European F3 work? 10 rounds at circuits in France, Hungary, Austria, Belgium, Holland, Italy and Germany Three races at each round Last year he came under scrutiny because his race craft wasnt great, but he has learnt from that. He came into this year as the favourite and it didnt start that well for him. He won the first race at Paul Ricard, he had one podium Hungary, he had one podium out of three races at Pau and it wasnt until the fourth round of the year (10 races later) that he had his second win.In that period of time Gunther had two wins, Russell had a win, Ben Barnicoat was going well with two wins as well. It would have been easy for him to capitulate under that pressure. He rose above that, found his own rhythm and had the strength of character to settle into his environment and once the wins came he had the ability to keep winning. That is not always as easy as you think it is going to be, some drivers when they win say they feel next time out it is a lot easier, but some drivers fear having to replicate that, it can add pressure as well - particularly when you have three, four, five wins on the bounce.What makes Stroll stand out as a cut above?With Lance, what has impressed me is getting over two hurdles, bouncing back from his ban in 2015.Stroll was handed a one-race ban for moving in the braking zone at Les Combes at Spa. Running three abreast, he squeezed Mikkel Jensen and Felix Rosenqvist to the outside of the circuit and the three collided and crashed out of the race.Being able to withstand the criticism he faced last year - and it was scathing - because to have that amount of scrutiny as a youngster when you are insecure, trying to develop as a human being, trying to be accepted in a new world for you, it can be very damaging. He had the strength of character to rise above that.That will be very important when he goes to Formula 1 because unequivocally he is going to face scrutiny when he gets to Formula 1. It is going to happen, it is the world stage and you only have to look at drivers that have gone before him. If he makes two or three mistakes people are going to get their claws into him.Hes already proved he has a strong character - that will be important - and ability of dealing with the pressure of being a favourite and going out and delivering results. A lot of people get to Formula 1 by dodging that bullet. They dont have to deal with the pressure, they dont have to get the results, they can finish fourth or fifth in a championship and, with their funding, go up.Lance has answered his critics, he could not have done anymore, he has wrapped up an incredible amount of wins and at the end of the day beaten some very talented racing drivers to a very important title.What might be potential issues for him when he gets to Formula 1?I think hes only ever been within one stable, that stable has been built around him.It is no secret that the Stroll family invested in Prema, hes done a lot of testing within that environment, hes done all his racing within that one environment, the testing he is doing with Williams is with a car that they have bought and a team they have created to do that over this winter. So when he goes into Williams, he will feel accepted and they will make him part of the team because that is what any strong team does. But he will face that challenge of being under scrutiny and having to deliver within an environment he is unsure of.How will he deal with that? Only time will tell, but in my mind he is good enough.Would he have been better served with more years in junior categories?I am not a fan of seeing people moving up the ladder too quickly, people will always look at Max Verstappen and say well he has done it and they are always looking for the next Verstappen, the next Michael Schumacher, the next Ayrton Senna.Is Lance Stroll that? Hes only done two years in cars, I dont think there is any point in hypothesising, but he has earned his stripes and if Williams think he is ready then regardless of the amount of money he is bringing, they think he is ready.For the feeder series and their health I do think people should be encouraged to develop. But Verstappen, it doesnt matter what car you drive, he would develop as an individual. There were question marks over that before he went to Formula 1 and rightfully so, but once he got into Formula 1 he showed that as an individual he has total understanding of his process, he has total understanding of what to do, so he has developed as a human being, he has developed as an athlete. Hes done that incredibly quickly, thats down to his maturity and his ability to learn quickly.There have been examples before where drivers had great results but had not quite been ready. Romain Grosjean at Renault was one, but he went back, developed as a human and an athlete and hes come back to F1 as a very complete racing driver.Lance is very mature, hes learnt quickly, hes come through two important hurdles as mentioned above. Is he the complete human being, the complete athlete? No, but neither is Verstappen. Will he be able to rise to occasion? We will see that in the first three, four, five grands prix. Can Nico Rosberg clinch the title at Interlagos? 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Home-ice advantage came in handy for the Blueshirts, as they claimed a 2-1 win at Madison Square Garden in the final test against the Flyers, improving to 6-0 all-time in Game 7s on home ice. In this round, however, the Rangers will have to prove they can win on the road against the Metropolitan Division champion Penguins. "Were battle-tested and ready for the next series," said Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault. "Philly was a real tough opponent, and you have to give them credit, it was a great series, but we know if you look on paper Pittsburgh is probably one of the best teams in the league. They were (13) points ahead of us in the regular season, so were going to have our hands full." The Pens and Rangers split four meetings during the 2013-14 campaign, with both teams recording 2-1-1 records. New York had lost five straight in Pittsburgh before ending that road slide with a 4-3 shootout win on Feb. 7. Game 2 is scheduled for Sunday in the Steel City, while New York gets to host the third meeting on Monday. Fatigue could be an issue for the Rangers at the start of this series, as New York will have played five games in a span of seven days through Game 3 of this set. The Pens, on the other hand, had three full days of rest heading into Game 1. Pittsburgh is in the second round after beating Columbus in six games during the conference quarterfinals. The Pens are after a second straight trip to the East finals after getting swept by Boston in the penultimate playoff round last spring. A big topic of conversation in the middle of the first round was Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkins lack of goal-scoring. But, after Malkin turned in a hat trick to help Pittsburgh clinch the series in Game 6, that likely puts an end to the discussion for now. Malkin ended with seven points on three goals and four assists. Crosby failed to score a goal in six games, but with six assists to his credit its difficult to say he was unproductive. Still, Crosby, the odds-on favorite to win this seasons Hart TTrophy, hasnt recorded a goal in his last 11 playoff games and if he goes long without scoring one in this series it could become an issue once again. Buy Cheap Giants Jerseys. Crosby and Chris Kunitz led Pittsburgh with six points apiece during the season series with New York, with the captain notching a goal and five assists and Kunitz delivering three goals and three helpers. Malkin only played in two of the four meetings and had a goal and an assist. When things go wrong for Pittsburgh, nobody gets criticized more than No. 1 goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. Last spring, Fleury was replaced by Tomas Vokoun as the clubs starting goaltender after Game 4 of the opening round against the New York Islanders and did not start another game in the playoffs. 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