Being Max Verstappen’s team-mate, it has been said, is the poisoned chalice in Formula 1.

But is there an even less favourable colleague to have on the other side of the garage in Lance Stroll?

Evidence would suggest so.

Verstappen, of course, has seen off Carlos Sainz and Daniel Ricciardo from the entire Red Bull fold, while Pierre Gasly lasted only half a season alongside him and Alex Albon was dropped from his race seat at the end of 2020.

Sergio Perez is making a better fist of it so far, although the Mexican’s recent results are a touch worrying.

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