F1: Lance Stroll shoves his personal trainer after Qatar GP qualifying


Lance Stroll shoved his personal trainer out of the way after qualifying in Qatar (Photo: Sky Sports)

Formula One star Lance Stroll appeared to shove his personal trainer out of the way after an early exit from qualifying for the Qatar Grand Prix.

The Aston Martin driver was furious after yet another disastrous qualifying session on Friday evening, where he finished 17th fastest and exited in Q1.

His teammate, Fernando Alonso, will start Sunday’s race from fourth on the grid, with champion-elect Max Verstappen unsurprisingly on pole ahead of Mercedes duo George Russell and Sir Lewis Hamilton.

As he got out of his car after getting knocked out, Stroll’s personal trainer attempted to speak to him, but the Canadian was having none of it quickly moving to the back of the garage.

Though the view was obstructed, TV cameras appeared to show the 24-year-old angrily shoving his trainer out of the way as he left the garage.

In an blunt and heated interview shortly after, Stroll’s fury was plain to see before he stormed off:

Reporter: ‘Well Lance, we saw frustration from you on the TV screens. This obviously means so much to you, what are your emotions right now?’

Stroll: ‘Yeah s**t.

Reporter: ‘What is not clicking for you behind the wheel at the moment?’

Stroll: ‘I don’t know.’

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Max Verstappen – 1/6

George Russell – 12/1

Lewis Hamilton – 14/1

Fernando Alonso – 20/1

Lando Norris – 25/1

Charles Leclerc – 33/1

Oscar Piastri – 33/1

Carlos Sainz – 50/1

Sergio Perez – 50/1

Lance Stroll – 2000/1

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Reporter: ‘How does this change your mindset for the weekend? Is it now a test session? Are you gonna go for it in the Sprint?’

Stroll: ‘Just keep driving.’

Stroll is one of the most scrutinised drivers on the grid given that his dad, Lawrence, owns Aston Martin, therefore meaning he’ll have a seat at the team no matter how poorly he performs.

While he has shown flashes of brilliance during his six-year career, including one pole and three podiums, he has long been criticised for making big errors and has almost always been beaten by his teammates.

This year, this has been more notable than ever before, with Alonso currently fourth in the standings with 174 points and seven podiums, while Stroll is 10th with 47 points and no podiums.

It would not be unfair to say that his underwhelming results have cost his team big time, with Aston Martin – at one point the second quickest team on the grid – slipping to fourth in the standings, with McLaren looking set to overtake them as well.

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