In 2018, Stroll led a consortium of investors to acquire the assets of the Force India Formula One team, subsequently rebranding it as Racing Point.
Verstappen's red Bull teammate Sergio Perez will be hungry to prove himself after a couple of non-podium finishes in Monaco and Spain.
Alonso has had an outstanding debut season with the Silverstone-based team, finishing on the podium in five of the first seven races.
There might be a situation where the Red Bulls fail to complete their laps before the end of the session due to some incident which might completely turn the grid around.
The battle for top spot on the driver's championship table between Red Bull teammates Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen will heat up in Ferrari's back yard.
Alonso finished 26 seconds off the pace in P3, but seven seconds ahead of fourth-place finisher George Russell.
It seems likely that Verstappen will be the one to claim maximum points on the day but one should not forget Perez's skills when it comes to a street circuit.
Alonso is aware that if they want to keep their current position, they will need to compete closely with Red Bull, Mercedes, and Ferrari.
It's a significant improvement over the Silverstone team's P7 constructors' championship finish from the previous year, but wins are what Stroll Senior really wants.
The Spaniard set the fastest lap of FP2 just before the Albert Park Circuit began to rain, outpacing Ferrari's Charles Leclerc by 0.445 seconds with a time of 1m 18.887s.