F1: Lance Stroll cleared to race Singapore GP after qualifying crash

Date:

Share post:


Driver Lance Stroll walked away from a significant crash in qualifying Saturday and was declared fit to race by the medical team for Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix.

The Aston Martin driver was estimated to be traveling at 110 mph when he slammed into a barrier on the final, left-hand turn of a qualifying lap at the Marina Bay street circuit.

The damage to the car included a torn front left suspension and a wheel from the chassis.

“It was really bad,” the 24-year-old Canadian said. “We had a bad outlap with traffic and there was no temperature in the tires. 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.”

Stroll told his crew over the radio that he was OK, then went through a precautionary medical examination and was cleared by doctors.

He qualified last for the race Sunday while Aston Martin teammate Fernando Alonso qualified seventh.

“I’m frustrated as we have a big job — in the garage and on the race track — ahead of us,” Stroll said.

“I was struggling for grip throughout the qualifying session. When I saw my lap wasn’t improving, I pushed really hard in the last corner to try and make up that extra time and that’s when it went wrong. Let’s see what we can salvage tomorrow in the race.”

Also Saturday, Red Bull driver Max Verstappen qualified 11th, and he said that will spell the end of his record string of 10 straight Formula One victories.

The streak began in May at the Miami Grand Prix.

“Yeah, you can forget about that,” he told reporters in Singapore about his chances to extend the streak to 11.

–Field Level Media

spot_img

Related articles

NAS: Gene Haas to operate one of SHR’s Cup charters with new team

Stewart-Haas Racing will shut down after the 2024 NASCAR season, but Gene Haas isn't getting out of the...

NAS: Ryan Blaney wins at Iowa Speedway, ends victory drought

Ryan Blaney saved his best moment of 2024 for the home crowd. In front of roughly 80 family members...

XFT: Sam Mayer holds off Riley Herbst for Xfinity win at Iowa

NEWTON, Iowa -- In a race of tire management and hurt feelings, Sam Mayer held off Riley Herbst...

NAS: Kyle Larson goes last, takes pole for first Cup Series race at Iowa Speedway

NEWTON, Iowa -- Kyle Larson was hoping for a rainout of Saturday's NASCAR Cup Series qualifying session at...

FREE

Get the most important breaking news and analyses for Free.

Thank you for subscribing

Something went wrong.