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Lance Stroll

Stroll to miss Singapore Grand Prix after huge qualifying accident

The Caandian will not be taking part in the race at Marina Bay after discussions with the team.

Stroll Singapore
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Aston Martin has confirmed that Lance Stroll will not be taking part in the Singapore Grand Prix after his high-speed qualifying accident.

At the end of Q1, Stroll got onto a kerb rounding the final corner, lost control of the AMR23 and then hit the outside wall, destroying the car before coming to a stop in the middle of the track.

The damage sustained to the car was severe, with the front-left wheel ripped completely from the tethers, although Stroll was able to climb out unassisted before heading to the medical centre for checks.

He escaped serious injury, but given the massive rebuild job the team faces and the fact that Stroll is still sore from the high-G impact, the decision has been taken not to start him in the race.

“The whole team are relieved that Lance was able to step out of the car after the accident – however, he is still feeling the after-effects of such a high-impact crash," said boss Mike Krack.

"Our priority now is that he makes a full and speedy recovery. Together, we have decided that he will sit out this race and instead focus fully on returning to the cockpit for next weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix.”

More to follow.

F1 2023 Singapore Grand Prix RN365 News dossier

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