- Lance Stroll suffered a major crash during qualifying for the Singapore GP
- He lost control at the final corner and had a violent impact with the barrier
- The 24-year-old Canadian reported over the team radio that he was ‘OK’
Lance Stroll walked away after a massive 110mph shunt in qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix.
The Aston Martin driver, right on the edge and getting out of shape, came into the final bend, a left-hander, of the Yas Marina Circuit with too much speed.
He whacked into the barrier hard, the impact on his front left, and was spun back onto the track, his head shaking like a rag doll.
The Canadian’s front left wheel was torn off and travelled across the track.
British driver Lando Norris had to take evasive action, threading his McLaren between Stroll’s prone car right in the middle of the road and the stray wheel.
Lance Stroll suffered a massive crash during qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix
Stroll lost control over a kerb and was thrown violently into the barrier out of the final corner
His car was briefly thrown off the ground as it span around and ended up back in the track
The crash brought out the red flag with the qualifying session delayed by 34 minutes
Stroll lost control at the final corner and had a violent impact into the barrier but was fortunately able to get out of his car and report to his Aston Martin team that he was okay
Stroll also lost both his front and rear wing in the crash which was said to be at around 110mph
The impact ripped off the front left of his Aston Martin and brought out the red flag
Stroll, 24, declared himself ‘OK’ in response to his race engineer Ben Michell’s inquiry but he sat in his cockpit facing the wrong way for a while until the medical car came out to rescue him.
He walked into the vehicle unaided to go for checks in the on-site medical centre.
Stroll has been given the all-clear to compete in Sunday’s race.
Qualifying is currently delayed after the Q1 accident while the barrier is checked and leaked fluids are cleared.
Yuki Tsunoda set the fastest time in Q1 as the track evolved greatly, with the AlphaTauri’s Japanese driver helped by the fact. Other drivers would likely have eclipsed his time but for the accident.
Sky F1 commentator Martin Brundle said after the crash: ‘He had to steer into the slide and the front axel bit and turned him right, almost a head on there and the barriers did a really great job of absorbing the energy and has the front of his car.
‘The cockpit is in tact around his legs. You always worry whether suspension parts would come into the cockpit and break his legs but he seems okay.
‘It’s the kerb that’s done it, he took his hands off his wheel luckily.’
Stroll’s impact left the marshals with a significant barrier repair job at the final corner, with fluid from his car also on the track.
The session was delayed for 34 minutes before Q2 started at 9:53pm local time.
Stroll was in last place and trying to get out of the first part of qualifying when it happened
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