Stroll uninterested in 'always negative' Villeneuve

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Lance Stroll isn't impressed with the criticism directed towards him by countryman Jacques Villeneuve, insisting the former world champion's remarks are always negative.

Villeneuve has taken aims at Stroll on several occasions this year, even labeling the 18-year-old as the 'worst rookie in F1 history'.

Villeneuve had a piece of humble pie shoved down his throat last Sunday however, when Stroll collected a podium finish in Baku flollowing a flawless drive which came on the back of a points-scoring finish in Canada.

"I don't care what he says," Stroll told La Presse.

"Jacques is always negative, finding things to say. Even with Vettel and Hamilton now, with him thinking what happened in Baku was ok when everyone else thinks the opposite.

 "I prefer to concentrate on my business," the Williams driver added.

"He (Villeneuve) did not really encourage me last year when I won the F3 championship, and it was the same in the first races this year when I was having difficulty," said Stroll.

"So I was not surprised to hear his words. But the important thing is that I am happy, and the people around me are happy," he insisted.

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