Aston Martin announce substitute for recovering Lance Stroll at pre-season testing


With Lance Stroll set to miss this week's pre-season test as he recovers from an injury, Aston Martin have announced who will sub in for the Canadian driver in Bahrain.

Stroll picked up injuries from an accident while training and will therefore not be available to drive at the three day test at the Bahrain International Circuit. Aston Martin said that Stroll's incident was "minor" and he is expected to make a "quick recovery".

But for the test, the team's new recruit Fernando Alonso will share track time with Aston Martin reserve driver and 2022 Formula 2 champion Felipe Drugovich on Thursday.

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Drugovich will drive the AMR23 on Thursday morning and Alonso will take over for the afternoon, with the rest of Aston Martin's schedule to be announced in due course.

Meanwhile, Williams have announced that Alex Albon is set to open the test for them on Thursday morning before rookie Logan Sargeant takes over for the afternoon and throughout Friday before handing back to Albon for the final day of running on Saturday.

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