Aston Martin has named official Reserve Driver Felipe Drugovich as their replacement for Lance Stroll for F1 pre-season testing.
Stroll revealed that he was caught up in a bike accident in the weeks leading up to testing, which means he will now have to sit out for the weekend.
Drugovich, who was promoted to Aston Martin reserve after winning the F2 title last year, will attend the Bahrain test to share driving duties with Fernando Alonso.
He is scheduled to drive AMR23 on Thursday morning with Alonso taking over in the afternoon.
Aston Martin says the schedule for Friday and Saturday is to be confirmed.
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