The inside story of preparing a rookie for F1

The inside story of preparing a rookie for F1

How will Williams' rookie Lance Stroll cope with new-look Formula 1's faster and more physically demanding cars? By putting himself through hell...

Many people find gymnasiums disagreeable, and, indeed, there are few more dispiriting sounds than the whine of treadmill rollers set to the rhythmic backbeat of feet clonk-clonking on the rolling road to nowhere. And yet Lance Stroll is grinning impishly as he warms up on one of these machines in the state-of-the-art Williams fitness centre, taking in the vista of bucolic Oxfordshire countryside framed by the room's wide double-glazed windows.

We'll soon see whether he manages to keep smiling...

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