Will Lance Stroll race in Singapore Grand Prix after huge qualifying crash?
The Canadian Aston Martin driver, teammate of Fernando Alonso, survived a 110mph crash during qualifying at the Marina Bay Circuit ahead of Sunday’s race.
Lance Stroll’s participation in the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix has been officially ruled out, a consequence of his harrowing qualifying crash at an astonishing speed of 110mph.
Stroll survives crash but out of Singapore Grand Prix
The Canadian driver grappled with his Aston Martin’s control as he navigated the final left-hander at the challenging Marina Bay Circuit, eventually colliding with the unforgiving barriers. The impact was so potent that it caused Stroll’s head to sway from side to side, propelling his car back across the track and culminating in a dramatic standstill at the circuit’s center.
Remarkably, Stroll emerged from his battered vehicle unaided, receiving a reassuring assessment from the on-track medical team. However, the formidable damage sustained by Stroll’s machine, coupled with the lingering discomfort following the high-speed collision, has dictated his exclusion from the forthcoming race.
A statement issued by Aston Martin elucidated the decision, stating, “Following Lance’s crash in the qualifying session for the Singapore Grand Prix, both Lance and the Aston Martin team have mutually concurred that his participation in tonight’s race is untenable. The formidable task of repairing the car looms ahead, and Lance remains physically distressed after the monumental impact. His singular focus now pivots towards a complete recuperation in preparation for the Japanese Grand Prix scheduled for September 24th.”
Aston Martin Team Principal, Mike Krack, extended relief regarding Stroll’s egress from the wreckage, but emphasized that the aftermath of such a high-impact crash demands priority attention. Krack stated, “The entire team is grateful that Lance was able to extricate himself from the car following yesterday’s accident. Nevertheless, the enduring effects of this traumatic collision persist. Our paramount concern is his swift and comprehensive recovery. In unison, we have concluded that he will abstain from competing in tonight’s race and instead concentrate entirely on his return to the cockpit for the Japanese Grand Prix next weekend.”
At the time of his mishap, Stroll occupied the 20th and final position on the grid, in stark contrast to his teammate Fernando Alonso, who clinched the seventh spot during qualifying in the other Aston Martin.