Stroll to miss Singapore Grand Prix following qualifying crash
Lance Stroll and Aston Martin have agreed the Canadian will not race in Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix, following a huge crash in qualifying.
Stroll was pushing hard to make it into Q2 when he suffered a snap of oversteer after running over the kerbs at the final turn.
That unsettled the Aston Martin, sending the Canadian into the barriers. The car suffered significant damage, with Stroll getting out of the car unaided and later being passed fit by the medical team.
However, the team said Stroll was still feeling the after-effects of the crash and they have thus decided it is better for him to focus on full recovering in time for next weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.
On Sunday afternoon, hours before the Grand Prix was set to kick off, Aston Martin released a statement: “Following Lance’s crash in qualifying during the Singapore Grand Prix, Lance and Aston Martin have jointly agreed that he will not participate in the Singapore Grand Prix this evening.
“The team face a huge job repairing the car today and understandably Lance is still sore following such a high impact. Lance’s focus now shifts to fully recovering ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix.”
Team Principal Mike Krack said: “The whole team are relieved that Lance was able to step out of the car after yesterday’s accident – however, he is still feeling the after-effects of such a high-impact crash.
“Our priority now is that he makes a full and speedy recovery. Together, we have decided that he will sit out this evening’s race and instead focus fully on returning to the cockpit for next weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix.”