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Mike Krack

Aston Martin gives hint over Stroll F1 future

Mike Krack has provided an update on Lance Stroll's future at Aston Martin, confirming the driver has communicated his wishes internally.

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Aston Martin team principal Mike Krack has provided an update on the status of Lance Stroll's future with the F1 team.

the 52-year-old confirmed that it is fast approaching the time at which the team will "have to communicate" its plans for Stroll, with Fernando Alonso's future at the Silverstone-based squad already wrapped up.

With Stroll's father, Lawrence, owning the team, the Canadian driver is on a rolling contract, with few details disclosed on the agreement.

Despite the 25-year-old often receiving criticism over his performances and his place in F1 routinely being called into question, he is keen to stay on the grid, citing the long-term project as Aston Martin as something he wants to be a part of.

"Yeah, that's where my head's at, for sure," Stroll told media including RacingNews365 when asked if he would be staying in F1 for 2025.

"Seems to be a pretty popular question that I've been getting asked recently. And yeah, it's super exciting. Everything that's happening at Silverstone and the project with the team and how we've grown over the last few years. And we continue to grow. So it's definitely in my mind, too, continue being a part of that..."

Stroll has communicated his intention to Krack

Whilst the three-time podium finisher has enjoyed strong results in the past, part of the criticism levied against him is contingent upon what pundits and fans feel is a lack of scrutiny for his performances given his standing within the team. 

Some go as far as suggesting he is undeserving of his pace in F1, with precious few seats available for emerging talent.

Since the start of 2023, when Alonso joined Aston Martin, the two-time champion has handily beaten Stroll, who has increasingly found himself out-classed and over-matched by the 42-year-old.

Last year, the Canadian scored 74 points to the Spaniards 206. However, much of his campaign was affected by his recovery from breaking both wrists pre-season. This term, that gap has broadly remained consistent, with Alonso taking 41 points to Stroll's 17.

Regardless of on-track results, Aston Martin has remained supportive, and Stroll looks set to extend his stay with the team - Krack confirmed the driver had shared his intentions internally, as well as to the media.

"He [Stroll] has communicated the same to me," the Luxembourger confirmed to media including RacingNews365 when asked about Aston Martin's second seat.

"I think we are in a good exchange for this situation. We know that Aston Martin is Lance's home... and I think soon we will have to communicate something."

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