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Stroll has 'low alcohol' team kit in Japan

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    Keith Collantine
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    Lance Stroll is wearing a different team kit to Felipe Massa this weekend. Stroll’s gear doesn’t identify title sponsor Martini. Here they are in Australia enjoying the press conference:

    Lance Stroll, Felipe Massa, Albert Park, 2017

    And here they are in Japan – Massa giving Ricciardo a massage while Stroll has a nap:

    According to Williams the difference will apply to their clothing but not their cars. The reason is 18-year-old Stroll is younger than the minimum legal drinking age in Japan. The same distinction will also apply at the next round in the USA.

    #351678

    VMaxMuffin
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    It’s an interesting choice given the legal minimum is also 18 in Australia, as well as many other countries. Maybe the Japanese have a stricter view on this? For example, in Australia it is no issue to be consuming alcohol on private property under 18 years old, as long as permission of a parent/guardian is given. Maybe a similar exemption doesn’t apply in Japan and the USA.

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    Keith Collantine
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    @vmaxmuffin The legal minimum in Japan is 20, it’s 21 in Texas (so Verstappen can’t drink there until next year!)

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