Lance Stroll has been withdrawn from today’s Singapore Grand Prix following his huge crash during qualifying yesterday, his team have confirmed.
The 24-year-old was cleared by the FIA medical team following his shunt at the end of Q1. However Aston Martin said in a statement on Sunday they and the driver “have jointly agreed that he will not participate in this evening’s race.”
“The team face a huge job repairing the car today and Lance is still sore following such a high impact,” the statement continued. “Lance’s focus now shifts to fully recovering ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix.”
Aston Martin team principal Mike Krack said Stroll “is still feeling the after-effects of such a high-impact crash” and with another race taking place in a week’s time they had taken the decision for him not to drive today.
“Our priority now is that he makes a full and speedy recovery,” Krack continued. “Together, we have decided that he will sit out this evening’s race and instead focus fully on returning to the cockpit for next weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix.”
Stroll had qualified in last place for today’s race following the crash. As he had taken part in all sessions prior to the race, F1’s rules do not allow Aston Martin to replace him in their line-up.
He missed pre-season testing in March after injuring his wrists in a cycling crash. However he recovered sufficiently in time to compete in the opening round of the season in Bahrain.
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