Lance Stroll, the Canadian Formula One race car driver, recently encountered a terrifying crash during the qualifying rounds at the Singapore Grand Prix. Despite a high-speed accident, he has astonishingly been given a clean bill of health by the medical officials at the event and is cleared to race.
During the qualifiers, Stroll lost control of his high-powered Aston Martin, while taking a turn at the final corner of the Marina Bay street circuit. He was driving at an imposing speed of 150mph when he collided into the track’s barriers.
Following the initial impact, the vehicle ricocheted back into the middle of the circuit. The dramatic collision was powerful enough to wrench the front left suspension and wheel from his racing car’s chassis. Besides this, the safety barrier also suffered damages.
Describing his car’s condition post-crash, Stroll revealed, “It was really bad. We had a bad outlap with traffic and there was no temperature in the tyres. There was no grip.” Pressed about his thought process during the crash, he said, “I thought we were going out and I tried to push to make up some time, but it didn’t work out.”
At the scene of the crash, Stroll confirmed via team radio that he had escaped unscathed from the accident. The medical car promptly arrived at the accident site and whisked him off for preemptive healthcare checks at the medical centre.
After undergoing the necessary evaluations at the medical centre, he was given the green light by the on-ground team of doctors to participate in the race. The perilous crash landed Stroll in the last place for Sunday’s Big Race — Singapore Grand Prix. Meanwhile, Fernando Alonso, his Aston Martin teammate managed a respectable seventh position.