Credit: Twitter

Credit: Twitter

Aston Martin F1 team confirmed that Canadian-Belgium driver Lance Stroll will be part of the Singapore Grand Prix after his horrific crash during Qualifying. For Aston Martin, alongside the crash, qualifying was disappointing as Fernando Alonso only managed a seventh-place finish.

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Addressing Stroll's participation, Aston Martin released a statement confirming that the Canadian won't be driving as the team faces a massive repair job. The statement further spoke about Stroll focusing on returning for the  Japanese Grand Prix.

The statement said,  “Following Lance’s crash in qualifying during the Singapore Grand Prix, Lance and Aston Martin have jointly agreed that he will not participate in the Singapore Grand Prix this evening.  The team face a huge job repairing the car today and understandably Lance is still sore following such a high impact. Lance’s focus now shifts to fully recovering ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix.”

Coming back to the accident, Stroll experienced oversteer as he drove over the kerbs at the final turn, sending his AMR23 back onto the track, at the end of Q1.  While the car saw a major damage in this process, Stroll escaped serious injury as he got out of the car as the medical team rushed in.

Talking about the incident, Team Principal Mike Krack said, “The whole team are relieved that Lance was able to step out of the car after yesterday’s accident – however, he is still feeling the after-effects of such a high-impact crash.

“Our priority now is that he makes a full and speedy recovery. 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.”