Aston Martin driver Lance Stroll, who recently faced a high-speed crash during the Singapore Grand Prix qualifying session, has taken to social media to deliver some encouraging news regarding his recovery. In a heartfelt post, Stroll expressed his gratitude to the fans for their unwavering support and reassured them that he is fully prepared to make a comeback at the upcoming Japanese Grand Prix.
Last weekend’s incident at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore was captured in a rather unsettling manner on camera, leaving spectators concerned about Stroll’s well-being. Despite receiving medical clearance to race the following day, it was ultimately decided that he would not participate in the race. His teammate, Fernando Alonso, had a challenging race in the “undrivable” AMR23 and finished in a disappointing fifteenth place.
For Aston Martin, the Singapore Grand Prix was an event they would rather put behind them as they shift their focus to the upcoming Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka. The good news is that Lance Stroll appears to be ready to tackle the challenges of Suzuka.
Aston Martin Team Principal Mike Krack has provided further assurance by confirming that there is no doubt about Stroll’s fitness for the Suzuka race. Speaking to the media, Krack stated:
“He’s generally sore. If you have an incident like that, you stress your muscles anyway. The analogy is like if you spend a very hard day in the gym, then also you feel not great, so this is where we’re at.
“I think it’s the right decision to be ready for Japan, because it’s already in a couple of days’ time. The important thing is that he is fine and everything else is secondary.”
“Despite the setback in Singapore, Lance Stroll is in excellent physical condition and is fully prepared to race at Suzuka. We have full confidence in his abilities, and he is eager to make his mark on the Japanese Grand Prix.”
Recently, Sky Sports commentator David Croft suggested that Stroll might not be entirely committed to his Formula 1 career, citing his modest three-point gain over the last six race weekends. However, Mike Krack rebutted this claim by highlighting Stroll’s determination, particularly in his approach to the challenging corners. Krack emphasized:
“To go into this corner at that speed, you have to have some commitment. This is proof that he fully has it. Lance is very strong.
“He’s much stronger than you think. You saw him in the TV pen after this. So, I’m not concerned at all there will be anything. He will go in the car [at Suzuka] and he will be fast.”
“Lance Stroll’s commitment to Formula 1 is unwavering, and his performance on the track speaks volumes. His speed and dedication are evident in the way he approaches each corner, and we have no doubts about his dedication to the sport.”