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F1 star Lance Stroll suffers bike accident in training and OUT of pre-season

, F1 star Lance Stroll suffers bike accident in training and OUT of pre-season

LANCE STROLL is set to miss F1’s pre-season testing after an accident on his bike.

The Aston Martin driver would have been gearing up for this week’s trip to Bahrain with the teams set to test out their new cars for the first time.

Stroll is into his seventh season in F1

But an “unfortunate accident” has now ruled him out.

Stroll said: “I’ve had an unfortunate accident whilst training on my bike in preparation for the season. I am motivated to bounce back from this setback as quickly as possible.”

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Aston Martin confirmed the news on their Twitter page this afternoon in a blow to the team.

They said that while cycling in Spain, Stroll sustained injuries after a “minor accident”.

But they expect him to have a quick recovery and said they will issue an update ahead of the opening race of the season.

The news means new driver Fernando Alonso, who made a dramatic switch from Alpine last year, is now set to have all three days to himself to become acquainted with the new machinery.

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