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2017-03-24 13:16

REPLACING VALTERRI BOTTAS: Canadian teenager Lance Stroll is set to be the youngest driver in Formula 1 next season after being confirmed in the Williams lineup. Image: AP / David Davies

Australia - The 2017 F1 season is in full swing with the first race, the 2017 Australian GP, set to be held this Sunday (March 26).

In November 2016, Williams signed Lance Stroll, an 18-year-old Canadian who doesn't posses a driving licence and who will line-up alongside Felipe Massa at this weekend's Australian Grand Prix.

Youngest driver on the 2017 grid

He will become the sport's youngest driver since Dutchman Max Verstappen made his debut aged 17 in 2015.

"To be racing in F1 in 2017 is incredible," Stroll said after the announcement at the Williams base in Oxfordshire, west of London.

"I can't thank Williams enough for showing faith in my ability. Racing in F1 was something I dreamt about as a young kid. When I began karting seriously, F1 was then the ultimate goal and especially when I started racing cars in 2014."

Selectcarleasing created a cool infographic about the F1 rookie: 

Lance Stroll

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