Lance Stroll has withdrawn from the Singapore Grand Prix after a heavy crash in Saturday’s qualifying session.
The Canadian smashed into the boundaries on the last nook, inflicting intensive injury to his Aston Martin automotive.
Stroll was declared unhurt on the medical centre however his staff say they and the motive force have agreed he is not going to participate within the race.
“The staff face an enormous job repairing the automotive and Lance continues to be sore following such a huge effect,” a press release stated.
Crew principal Mike Krack stated: “Lance continues to be feeling the after-effects of such a high-impact crash.
“Our precedence now’s that he makes a full and speedy restoration. Collectively, we now have determined that he’ll sit out this night’s race and as an alternative focus totally on returning to the cockpit for subsequent weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix.”
Stroll was making an attempt to forestall himself from being one of many 5 drivers knocked out on the finish of the primary session when he had his crash, after setting a lap on his first try that was 0.813 seconds slower than team-mate Fernando Alonso’s.
The 24-year-old got here near dropping the rear of the automotive exiting the chicane at Turns 16 and 17, after which slid extensive on to the kerb and spun earlier than impression with the boundaries after misjudging the ultimate double-apex nook, Turns 18 and 19.
Stroll is ninth within the drivers’ championship, having scored 47 factors to the 170 of Alonso. The Spaniard, who certified seventh for Sunday’s race, is third behind the 2 drivers for the dominant Purple Bull staff, Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez.