Driver Still Feeling Effects of High-Speed Crash
Lance Stroll, the Aston Martin driver, has decided to withdraw from the Singapore Grand Prix following his crash during qualifying. Stroll, 24, is reportedly still experiencing discomfort after losing control of his car at high-speed.
Beyond Scary Crash
During the incident, which spectators described as "beyond scary to watch," Stroll lost a wheel at 150mph after clipping the kerb. The chassis of his car was severely damaged, leading to a 34-minute delay in qualifying as workers cleared up the debris.
Although Stroll appeared unhurt and even jumped out of the car immediately after the crash, the decision has been made for him not to race in today's Grand Prix. Aston Martin released a statement affirming that the team's priority is Stroll's full and speedy recovery.
Focus on Japanese Grand Prix
The statement from Aston Martin further stated that Stroll will sit out tonight's race and instead concentrate on returning to the cockpit for the next weekend's Japanese Grand Prix.
"It Was Really Bad"
Reflecting on the crash, Stroll commented, "It was really bad. We had a bad outlap with traffic and there was no temperature in the tyres. There was no grip. I thought we were going out and I tried to push to make up some time, but it didn't work out."
Carlos Sainz will start on pole position, with George Russell and Charles Leclerc close behind. Red Bull encountered car problems during qualifying, resulting in Max Verstappen starting in 11th place and Sergio Perez in 13th.
Stroll's car has been removed from the track, and qualifying was delayed for 34 minutes.