Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll missed testing after struggling a wrist harm while biking in Spain; he underwent minor surgical procedure and can race on the opening weekend; watch the Bahrain Grand Prix dwell on Sky Sports Main Event, with follow ranging from 11am on Friday
By Amar Mehta
Last Updated: 02/03/23 9:20am
Lance Stroll missed pre-season testing in Bahrain
Lance Stroll will race for Aston Martin at this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix, regardless of doubts over his participation after an “unlucky accident”.
Stroll missed pre-season testing in Bahrain after struggling a wrist harm in a biking accident in Spain.
“It was irritating to not be out in Bahrain for the pre-season take a look at, and I used to be disillusioned to overlook the three days of working,” he stated.
“However, given the harm to my wrist, the staff and I felt it was finest to give attention to restoration in order that I’d be prepared for this weekend and the lengthy season forward.
“It was an unlucky accident – I fell from my bike when my tyre caught a gap within the floor – however fortunately the injury was not vital and a profitable minor surgical procedure on my proper wrist mounted the issue in a short time. Since then, I’ve been working laborious with my staff to make sure that I’m totally match to compete this weekend.
“I wish to thank the F1 group for his or her help and privateness, in addition to the staff who’ve helped my restoration.
“Now I’m able to get my head down and focus on racing this weekend – one thing I’m actually wanting ahead to.”
Both Felipe Drugovich and Stoffel Vandoorne will stay on website as Aston Martin’s reserve drivers this weekend.