Lance Stroll was ruled out of Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix following his stunning 110 mph crash in qualifying.
The Canadian driver lost control of his Aston Martin in the final left turn of the Marina Bay circuit before hitting the barrier.
The force of the high-speed impact caused Stroll’s head to swing from side to side. He catapulted across the track and pirouetted to a stop in the middle of the circuit.
The Aston Martin driver got out of his damaged vehicle without help before receiving the green light from the medical team on the track.
But Aston Martin said the extensive damage to Stroll’s machine, plus the 24-year-old still being “sore” from the high-speed shunt, means he will be sidelined from the race.
A statement from the British team read: “Following Lance’s crash during qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix, Lance and the Aston Martin team have mutually agreed that he will not compete in this race. evening.
“The team is facing a huge job repairing the car today and Lance is still sore from such a violent impact. Lance’s aim now is to make a full recovery before the Japanese Grand Prix (September 24).
Mike Krack, Aston Martin team principal, added: “The whole team is relieved that Lance was able to get out of the car after yesterday’s crash – however, he is still feeling the aftereffects of such a violent crash. .
“Our priority now is for him to make a full and speedy recovery. Together we decided that he would not take part in tonight’s race and would concentrate fully on his return to the cockpit for the Japanese Grand Prix next weekend.
Stroll was 20th and last at the time of his crash. Fernando Alonso qualified seventh in the other Aston Martin.