The Canadian is still “sore” after his accident in the qualifying session


The Canadian driver Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) will not participate this Sunday in the Singapore Grand Prix race, the sixteenth round of the Formula 1 World Championship, as he is “in pain” after the serious accident suffered during the qualifying session on Saturday, he has confirmed. his team, Aston Martin.

“Following Lance’s accident in qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix, Lance and the Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula 1 team have jointly agreed that he will not participate in tonight’s race,” the team said in a statement.

In addition, Aston Martin assured that they have done “a tremendous job” repairing the car throughout the day. “Lance is still sore after such a strong impact. Lance’s goal is now to fully recover before the Japanese Grand Prix,” he said.

During Q1, with the clock already at zero and some drivers on a fast lap trying to improve their times, Stroll’s accident in the last corner raised the red flag. When he was about to head into the finish line, Fernando Alonso’s teammate stepped on the outside curb and lost control of his car, which crashed into the wall, losing its left front wheel. However, the accident ended without consequences for the pilot.

Team principal Mike Krack acknowledged that the entire team is “relieved” after Stroll managed to “get out of the car.” “However, he is still feeling the after-effects of such a high-impact accident. The priority now is for him to make a full and rapid recovery. Together, we have decided that he will not participate in tonight’s race and will concentrate entirely on returning for the Japanese Grand Prix next weekend,” he stressed.