Singapore GP: Lance Stroll will miss the race after a huge crash in qualifying

Lance Stroll crashed heavily late in the first quarter Saturday; The Canadian managed to escape the accident; Aston Martin says Stroll is still suffering from the significant impact and is focusing on his recovery ahead of the Japanese GP.

Last updated: 09/17/23 9:33 a.m.

Lance Stroll crashed heavily during qualifying on Saturday

Lance Stroll will miss the Singapore GP on Sunday after his heavy crash in qualifying.

Stroll lost control of his Aston Martin on the final corner at the end of Q1 and crashed into the barriers at high speed. The Canadian was able to walk away from his heavily damaged car unassisted and was then allowed to return to the paddock by the on-site medical team.

Aston Martin said Stroll was “still sore” following the high-impact crash and with the team facing a huge repair job on the car, it decided the 24-year-old would not take part in the race. Sunday race. which starts at 1 p.m. on Sky Sports F1 with a build-up from 11:30 a.m.

Stroll was scheduled to line up 20th and last on the grid.

Aston Martin’s statement read: “Following Lance’s crash during qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix, Lance and the Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula 1 team have mutually agreed that he will not participate in tonight’s race.

“The team faces a huge job repairing the car today and Lance is still sore from such a violent impact. Lance is now focused on making a full recovery before the Japanese Grand Prix.”

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 have decided that he will not take part in tonight’s race and will concentrate fully on getting back into the cockpit for the Japanese Grand Prix next weekend.”

Stroll’s Aston Martin teammate Fernando Alonso will start the race from seventh place.

Lance Stroll said after qualifying that he

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Lance Stroll said after qualifying that he “felt good” after his big crash in qualifying, but that numerous obstacles impacted his session with the Aston Martin.

Lance Stroll said after qualifying that he “felt good” after his big crash in qualifying, but that numerous obstacles impacted his session with the Aston Martin.

Speaking to Sky Sports F1 after returning to the paddock on Saturday, Stroll explained the factors behind the accident.

“I feel good,” he said. “I think we were pretty slow, just really bad laps with a lot of traffic and all that. We didn’t have any tire temperature the whole of Q1.”

“I started the lap about two seconds behind a car in front of me, I think it was an Alpine. We were losing a lot of downforce and also poor tire preparation and I saw that we weren’t really going to until Q2 in the last.”

Provisional starting grid for the Singapore GP

1) Carlos Sainz, Ferrari
2) George Russell, Mercedes
3) Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
4) Lando Norris, McLaren
5) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
6) Kevin Magnussen, Haas
7) Fernando Alonso, Aston Martin
8) Esteban Ocon, Alpine
9) Nico Hülkenberg, Haas
10) Liam Lawson, AlphaTauri
11) Max Verstappen, Red Bull
12) Pierre Gasly, Alpine
13) Sergio Pérez, Red Bull
14) Alex Albon, Williams
15) Yuki Tsunoda, Alpha Tauri
16) Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo
17) Oscar Piastri, McLaren
18) Logan Sargent, Williams
19) Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo

Lance Stroll will not start the race after an accident in qualifying

Sky Sports F1 Singapore GP Live Schedule

Sunday September 17
11:30 a.m.: Grand Prix Sunday: preparation for the Singapore GP
3:00 p.m.: Checkered flag: reaction from the Singapore GP
4 p.m.: Ted’s notebook

The next stop in the F1 circus will be the stunning streets of Singapore under the lights. All sessions of the Singapore GP will be broadcast live on Sky Sports F1 this weekend. Stream F1 on Sky Sports with NOW. Cancel at any time

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