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The Aston Martin F1 team has announced that Lance Stroll will not participate in the Singapore GP. Stroll crashed heavily during qualifying on Saturday.
After his serious crash, Lance Stroll underwent a medical check-up by FIA doctors. They approved Stroll and he was therefore allowed to participate in the race. Ultimately, however, Aston Martin and Lance Stroll mutually decided not to participate in the race.
“The team has a huge task ahead of them to repair the car and Lance is still feeling a bit stiff after such a huge impact,” the team said in a statement. “Lance’s focus now is on making a full recovery in the run-up to the Japanese GP.”
According to Aston Martin team boss Mike Krack, Stroll is still experiencing problems after the enormous impact during his crash (VIDEO: Heavy crash Lance Stroll during Singapore GP qualifying). Because another race will take place within a week, the team does not want to take any risks. Furthermore, there is a risk that if there is another serious crash during the Singapore GP, Aston Martin will not be able to participate with two cars in Japan.
“Our priority now is a full and rapid recovery,” Krack said. “Together we have decided that we will not participate in the race tonight and will instead fully focus on returning to the cockpit for the Japanese GP.”