Lance Stroll raced within the Bahrain Grand Prix simply 12 days after receiving medical remedy for fractures in his palms, wrist and foot.
Stroll, 24, revealed the extent of his accidents in an Instagram put up.
The Aston Martin driver had “a fracture and displacement in my proper wrist, a fracture in my left wrist, a partial fracture in my left hand and a fracture within the huge toe on my proper foot”.
Staff-mate Fernando Alonso mentioned Stroll’s achievement was “simply phenomenal”.
Stroll mentioned his medical workforce initially thought he would miss “the primary few races”.
The Canadian’s accidents have been attributable to a bicycle crash while training in Spain on 18 February.
He certified eighth, simply 0.5 seconds behind Alonso, and completed sixth. Alonso took a podium finish in his first race for the workforce.
Stroll stored the actual fact he had fractures secret till he drove the automotive on Friday, and the Aston Martin workforce confirmed over the weekend that he had damaged each wrists and a toe.
Alongside an Instagram reel exhibiting numerous levels of his restoration, Stroll mentioned he was operated on by Dr Xavier Mir – famend for serving to MotoGP riders get well rapidly from damage – 48 hours after his accident.
Stroll mentioned Dr Mir instructed him after surgical procedure that he would undoubtedly be capable of return for the second race of the season in Saudi Arabia, on 17-19 March. Stroll added: “Hopefully, he was optimistic I may race in Bahrain – however that was a faint risk.”
Stroll wrote: “Sadly, Dr Mir defined that the fractures in my left hand/wrist and toe weren’t appropriate for fixation, and that I would must depend on a extra conservative method to heal my different accidents.
“My medical workforce ensured we have been doing something and all the things that confirmed some proof for bone therapeutic.
“It turned my full-time job, attempting to mix all the things that might assist, even when it was by 0.5%.
“Initially, progress was gradual – I wanted loads of assist even with day by day duties at dwelling.
“However every day acquired higher and as soon as the forged got here off on day 4 it turned doable we had an opportunity of racing in Bahrain. My medical workforce devised a programme that might assist me restore mobility and energy in my wrists.
“Rehab required onerous work and persistence – however with an unbelievable medical workforce and my family and friends supporting me – I used to be capable of push by way of the ache and get again on monitor in Bahrain with my workforce and fellow drivers.”
Two-time world rally champion Carlos Sainz, father of the Ferrari driver of the identical identify, posted on Instagram: “Very nicely finished. Onerous work at all times pays off.”