Lance Stroll has insisted his relationship with trainer Henry Howe is fine despite the Canadian's shove post-qualifying at the Qatar Grand Prix.
The Aston Martin driver failed to reach Q2 for the fourth consecutive event as pressure continues to mount over his position alongside Fernando Alonso in the Silverstone-based outfit.
Stroll has yet to score a point since returning from the summer break and his confidence seemingly took a hit when crashing heavily in qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix.
But frustration took over at the Lusail International Circuit after Friday's qualifying session as Stroll first launched his steering wheel from the cockpit before pushing Howe at the back of the garage as the trainer attempted to direct him to the FIA weighing procedure.
Asked about their relationship, Stroll told media including RacingNews365.com: "We're good, he's a bro.
"We go through the frustration together and we ride together, so we're cool."
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Stroll's career has often come under scrutiny on social media due to the role his father, Lawrence [Aston Martin Owner], has played in his journey.
Asked if he was surprised by the subsequent backlash to the qualifying incident, Stroll replied: "I'm not looking at social media, I'm in the car and driving.
"We're in a rut and it's not getting better.
"Frustration is in the whole group right now, we want to do better and want to get better, but it's just a struggle right now."