Williams Martini Racing’s Lance Stroll who will his Formula One debut at the Australian Grand Prix in March says that Felipe Massa is the perfect replacement for Valtteri Bottas.

Bottas was confirmed on Monday as world champion Nico Rosberg’s replacement as Lewis Hamilton team mate for the 2017 season with Williams confirming that Felipe Massa has come out of retirement to replace the Finn.

Stroll, however says that while fans are delighted Massa has returned to the team for him, it doesn’t change anything as he continues to deal with the challenges of getting ready for the start of the new season.

Stroll and Massa will turn their first laps in the next generation FW40 when testing gets underway at the Barcelona Circuit Du Catalunya on February 27.

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