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Valtteri Bottas expects Lance Stroll to be "up to speed very quickly"

  • Published on 09 Nov 2016 16:53
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  • By: Dominik Wilde

Valtteri Bottas doesn't expect 2017 team mate Lance Stroll to struggle when he makes his Formula One début next year.

The young Canadian will join Williams next year after winning the European Formula Three championship.

But despite question marks over the 18-year-old's talent and comments labelling him as a 'pay driver', Bottas expects Stroll to perform straight away next season.

"I don't need to advise him, he's a talented driver," Bottas told ESPN. "I'm sure he'll learn a lot quickly and he'll be up to speed very quickly. As a team, we'll do everything we can to help him improve.

"There are plenty of things to learn when you jump from any category. There are many more people in the team, there is a lot you to learn technically from the car so I will help in the ways I can. He has plenty of talent, I am sure he will do fine.

"He's going to learn quickly, I'm looking forward to being paired with him and pushing the team forward."

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