Fernando Alonso has revealed his true thoughts on Lance Stroll after the pair got together at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Stroll’s front wing made contact with Alonso’s rear right tire on lap one costing the Spaniard the track position.
It took the double world champion the entire race to get back to P3 as the 41-year-old was constantly asking which team beat him in the fourth turn. Aston Martin did not disclose the information, with Alonso getting his first glimpse of the culprit in the heatsink.
However, all the tension between the duo seemed to be forgotten as Alonso praised the Canadian for his performance after returning from injury. Alonso posted a photo of the pair hugging after the race on his Instagram story, along with the caption “You are my favorite hero”.
Another comment even called for Stroll to be awarded the ‘Driver of the Day’ award for his point-scoring heroics.
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“It was a great weekend and to finish on the podium in the first race of the year is amazing.” Team boss Lawrence Stroll, Lance’s father, also celebrated his achievement and revealed the duo’s conversation after the accident.
He commented, ‘I’d also like to thank my son. I’m obviously a very proud father tonight. 13 days ago we had surgery and Lance told me ‘we’re going to Bahrain’. I said ok’. I didn’t really believe it at the time.
“He’s persistent, he’s worked hard, great doctors, great doctors, everyone is great. For Lance in the car to miss 250 laps of testing that everyone else has and to perform as well as he did with a broken toe and two knocked wrists is admirable.”
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