Lance Stroll reveals he was ‘ruled out’ of F1 until Australian GP

Lance Stroll has recently talked about his medical team managed to get him ready for the first race of the 2023 F1 season.


Lance Stroll reveals he was ‘ruled out’ of F1 until Australian GP

Lance Stroll

Lance Stroll, the Aston Martin F1 driver, recently shed light on his wrist injury. He has also revealed how he was almost ruled out of competing until the Australian Grand Prix. As per this year’s F1 calendar, that is the third race of the season, after the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, and is scheduled to take place in April.

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Lance Stroll had a cycling incident in Spain while he was preparing for the start of this year’s F1 season. In order to build his fitness, he was doing cycling runs, and it was during that, he sustained an injury to his left wrist. Moreover, to get a fix, the Canadian had to undergo surgery and had a pin inserted in his wrist. The procedure was done by the famed Moto GP doctor, Xavier Mir.

If the wrist was not enough, Stroll also broke his toe. All this happened ahead of the pre-season testing, and thus, he was sidelined and was not able to part in the three-day event. Aston Martin reserve driver, Felipe Drugovich, took his place in testing. Ahead of last week’s Bahrain GP weekend, there were doubts about whether Stroll would be available for the event, however, despite the chatter, he was able to show up and was even able to land his car in a respectable P6. A lot of credit goes to him for doing the 57-lap race despite his injury issues.

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Lance Stroll has showered huge praise on his medical team

Lance Stroll
Lance Stroll

Sustaining an injury close to the start of an F1 season is never high on a driver’s list. Lance Stroll troll had his unfortunate injury, and it was all down to his medical team to get him ready for the first race of the season. Stroll believes that without his medical team, he would not have been able to race in Bahrain.

While stressing on the same, he added, “My whole medical team has been incredible. Without [Mir], it wouldn’t be possible to be here right now. He’s been unbelievable. My osteopath has been with me 10 hours a day, rehabbing my wrists, fixing my toe as much as – you can’t do much with toes, but as much as possible.” He further added, “There’s a list of people that helped me over the last two weeks, 14 days ago exactly. I’ve had people, doctors saying maybe Australia [to return].”

Looking at Stroll’s comments, it is clearly evident that he is immensely grateful to his medical team for the work they did with him after his injury. It is one thing to do a practice session or a qualifying session, but doing a whole Grand Prix while sustaining an injury is a whole different thing. Going at high speeds takes a heavy toll on the body.

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