Stroll wants 'team player' at Williams in 2018
24 November 2017 – Williams driver Lance Stroll says he merely wants a "team player" to join him at the outfit in 2018, following the retirement of Felipe Massa.
This weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be Massa's last in Formula 1 after opting to bring down the curtain on his stay in the series, opening a vacancy at the outfit.
Williams will run Robert Kubica and Sergey Sirotkin during post-race tyre testing at the Yas Marina Circuit, alongside Stroll, as it continues to weigh up its 2018 options.
Stroll says he will "live with" whatever route Williams takes, but is hopeful that whoever joins him will be able to drive the team forward.
"I just want a team player," said Stroll, who will remain with Williams next year.
"At the end of the day you drive your car and that is what you focus on with yourself and your side of the garage but of course it is always good to have a good relationship.
"You never want to have a negative battle or the team splitting up in any way.
"You always want someone pushing you all the time who is competitive and at the top of their game so you can become a better driver.
"It comes down to what Williams decides to do and I will live with that."
On Kubica, Stroll said: "I have never met him.
"Obviously he was a big talent back in the day before his accident.
"Everyone knows that he was one of the best around but I don't know anything else or where he stands in terms of fitness and health, I don't know any details.
"We'll see what Williams decides to do."