Injured in a wrist following a bicycle accident last month, Canadian Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) will be able to take his place this weekend, for the opening of the 2023 Formula 1 season and the Bahrain Grand Prix.
It’s official. Lance Stroll will be present for the official resumption of Formula 1. The 2023 season of the discipline begins this weekend, with a first round already planned, namely the Bahrain Grand Prix. The Canadian rider was uncertain a few hours ago due to an injury to one of his wrists following a bicycle accident last February.
Stroll will therefore indeed take the start of this first major meeting. This announcement was made no later than this Thursday, by his team itself, Aston Martin. However, the Canadian’s injury prevented him from participating in the three days of pre-season testing, which took place last week, already on the side of Bahrain. A real handicap for the main interested party, who was then replaced by the Brazilian Felipe Drugovich, who is none other than the reserve driver of this same English team.
Lance Stroll to participate in the #BahrainGP weekend.
— Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 Team (@AstonMartinF1) March 2, 2023
Stroll will team up with Alonso
In the press release announcing his big comeback, Lance Stroll, now 24, expressed himself, stating in particular: “It was frustrating not to have been in Bahrain for the pre-season tests (…) but the team and I felt it was best to focus on recovery in order to be ready for this weekend and the long season ahead. It was an unfortunate accident – I fell off my bike while rolling in a hole – but luckily the damage wasn’t extensive and a small successful surgery on my right wrist quickly solved the problem. »
This season, the English team Aston Martin will have a duo of pilots composed of the Canadian Lance Stroll but also the Spaniard Fernando Alonso, double world champion in the discipline and who arrives after a total of two seasons disputed with the French team. Alpine.