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Lance Stroll

Stroll's wrists were 'on fire' in Bahrain Grand Prix

The Aston Martin driver finished a strong sixth in Bahrain as teammate Fernando Alonso was third.

Stroll Bahrain 2023
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Lance Stroll has revealed that his wrists "were on fire" during his run to sixth place in the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix.

Stroll was back in the car for the season-opener having missed testing after a cycling accident left him with wrist injuries that required surgery and put his participation in doubt having missed testing.

In the race, Stroll undercut George Russell and claimed a strong sixth place - equalling his best result of the entire 2022 campaign.

Stroll reveals pain

After the race, the Canadian revealed that the battle with Russell took its toll physically.

"My wrists were on fire after that, and I was kind of shedding a few tears," he explained to Sky Sports F1 when describing the battle through Turns 1/2/3/4.

"Most importantly, we both stayed on track and went onto have a good race and dodged a bullet there."

			© RN365/Michael Potts
	© RN365/Michael Potts

Hands were vegetables

Later speaking to media, including RacingNews365, Stroll described how his hands were "vegetables" after the accident - which happened in Spain on February 18th.

"Aside from the pain, it was fun, but I was grinding it out to the end for the result," he said.

"Considering everything that happened over the last two weeks, I couldn't move. 10 days ago, I couldn't walk, I couldn't move and both hands were vegetables.

"I didn't think I would be here right now, so it is amazing going to pick up these points and it is a great start to the season."

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