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Lance Stroll

Stroll reveals further injuries after strong Bahrain qualifying

The Aston Martin driver detailed further injuries sustained in his cycling accident after qualifying eighth in Bahrain.

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Lance Stroll has revealed further injuries he sustained during his cycling accident after qualifying eighth for the Formula 1 season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix.

The Canadian returned to the cockpit on Friday after wrist injuries sustained in a cycling accident put him out of pre-season testing.

He looked in major discomfort on Friday in the car, but felt better on Saturday, and qualified eighth fastest, only three spots behind teammate Fernando Alonso who had been an outside bet for pole.

Speaking after the session, the Aston Martin driver revealed that he also suffered a broken toe in the accident.

Stroll also injured big toe

"There's pain, because I broke [my wrists] and I got surgery 12 days ago," Stroll explained when asked by RacingNews365 how he was feeling.

"The doctors cleared me and it is feeling good. I can bear with it, bear the pain and I am grateful to be here.

"I was coming out of surgery 12 days ago, it's exactly two weeks today [Saturday] since my accident, I couldn't move both hands and couldn't walk.

"I had a broken toe as well, the big toe on my right foot, so the light was very far at the end of the tunnel.

"Out of surgery 12 days ago, out of the hospital 10 days ago, so I'm pretty grateful.

"I'm feeling better every lap, and I'm starting to just get more trust in my body and what my hands can do and also just [getting used to] the car.

"Missing three days of testing and getting into a rhythm and feeling different set-up items, it just [takes] time in the car, but at the end [of qualifying], I started to feel like I was getting into a better rhythm."

Stroll also revealed that he is taking medication for the injuries, with his toe being "fine."

"It is a bit painful, but it is not anything that is limiting me," he explained.

"[I'm taking] paracetamol and ibuprofen."

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