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Stroll hits back at "negative" Villeneuve

  • Published on 30 Jun 2017 11:07
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Lance Stroll has hit back at Jacques Villeneuve, who had some harsh words for his compatriot following the Canadian Grand Prix. Stroll claimed his first points of his career in Montreal, before going on to take his first ever podium one race later in Azerbaijan.

After the Grand Prix in Canada, Villeneuve spoke out against the 18-year-old despite showing an ability to race wheel to wheel. The 1997 Formula 1 world champion claimed that the deficit to teammate Massa indicates that he is one of the worst rookies in F1's history.

"He is more than a second slower than Felipe," Villeneuve told the Austrian broadcaster ORF. "Results speak for themselves. It is one of the worst rookie performances in the history of Formula 1." 

Now Stroll has hit back, stating that Villeneuve never has anything positive to say:  "I don't care what he says," the 18-year-old now tells La Presse. "Jacques is always negative, finding things to say. Even with Vettel and Hamilton now, with him thinking what happened in Baku was ok when everyone else thinks the opposite.

"I prefer to concentrate on my business," the Williams driver added. "He (Villeneuve) did not really encourage me last year when I won the F3 championship, and it was the same in the first races this year when I was having difficulty. So I was not surprised to hear his words. But the important thing is that I am happy, and the people around me are happy," he insisted.

 

Fergal Walsh

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  • ianf1

    Posts: 184

    Well said Lance

    • + 2
    • Jun 30 2017 - 11:26
  • Good comments! Idiot villeneuve

    • + 1
    • Jun 30 2017 - 11:31
  • FatMike

    Posts: 153

    Wonder why they keep on digging up that Villeneuve everytime. Never has anything good or insightful to add to already ongoing conversations. Hes the guy at the party that makes a joke that doesnt land and creates that awkward silence.

    • + 2
    • Jun 30 2017 - 11:51
  • ruestchiva

    Posts: 20

    Lol. He's the bad joke eel.

    • + 1
    • Jun 30 2017 - 14:51
  • f1dave

    Posts: 772

    Lance should ask Villeneuve how his music career is coming along.

    • + 0
    • Jun 30 2017 - 16:22
  • Mr.Wolff, would you kindly tell Mr. Villeneuve to take a hike? Im sure the fresh Canadian mountain air would be good for him.

    • + 0
    • Jun 30 2017 - 17:25

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