MONTREAL – Lance Stroll has opened up about his journey to recovery after breaking both wrists on the eve of the Formula One season, revealing that he only felt back to 100 percent at May’s Monaco Grand Prix. Despite the injury, Stroll demonstrated his determination by racing at the Bahrain Grand Prix just two weeks after the incident, with pins in his right wrist and a bandage on his left. The Aston Martin driver, who currently trails his teammate Fernando Alonso by 64 points, achieved his best finish of fourth place at the Australian Grand Prix this year.
Stroll expressed his relief at finally regaining full fitness at the iconic Monte Carlo race. Speaking ahead of his home Grand Prix, he said, “Monaco was the first race I felt 100 percent.” While he admitted to still experiencing some discomfort and a few lingering issues, Stroll emphasized that he felt “pretty much 100 percent in the car.”
Having missed valuable time in a Formula One car due to the injury, Stroll acknowledged the impact it had on his performance. “Every lap in the car helps. I did miss a lot of laps and I did miss a lot of seat time, figuring things out. Getting into a groove before the season,” he explained. Recognizing that the road to recovery is ongoing, Stroll stressed the importance of gaining more experience on the track. With each race, he is gaining a better understanding of the car, its strengths, and weaknesses.
Although Stroll’s results may have been affected by his injury, he remains focused on continuing to improve and make progress. Despite his teammate’s impressive podium finishes, the Canadian driver is determined to close the gap and maximize his performance in the upcoming races. With his restored physical condition and growing familiarity with the car, Stroll is eager to demonstrate his true potential on the Formula One circuit.