UPDATE: Aston Martin Confirm Lance Stroll’s Health After Massive 12G Impact at Mexican GP

Published 11/06/2021, 5:37 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Mexico Grand Prix – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico – November 6, 2021 Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll after crashing out during qualifying Pool via REUTERS/Edgard Garrido


Lance Stroll brought out the first red flag of the Mexican GP weekend as he crashed his Aston Martin in the final corner. What looked like a massive crash for the Canadian soon brought out a sigh of relief when he got out of the car. Now, as both he and the car undergo checkups, the team gives its fans a much-needed update.

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Aston Martin’s update read: “Lance sustained a 12g impact, has had precautionary checks, and all his vital signs and x-rays are normal.” The team added that Stroll passed the FIA checks and is fit for racing.

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Although the driver would start at the back of the grid on Sunday, the crash totaled the green car. While it is nothing the Aston Martin engineers cant fix, it looks like a likely pitlane start for the driver.

Nonetheless, it’s a recommended good night’s sleep and some rest for recovery for both the car and its driver.

Lance Stroll starts Mexican GP at the back of the grid

It’s raining power unit penalties at the Mexican GP, as Stroll is one of five drivers incurring a penalty. Although George Russell gets a five-place grid penalty, Stroll accompanies Tsunoda, Norris, and Ocon at the back of the grid.

Stroll had been excited for the weekend. “The goal is to qualify well and fight for points in the race. It’s quite a short lap in Mexico, but the long straights offer lots of slipstreaming and exciting racing.”

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Although the qualifying bit didn’t turn out too well, the fight for points is still up for grabs. It’s a long way to P10, but a good strategy and “exciting racing” make it less impossible.

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Stroll’s Aston Martin is one of two Mercedes PUs at the back. Now having crashed the car with the new engine in it, it’s added work for the engineers. However, with a good car in hand, one that will hopefully be repaired in time, Stroll has a fighting chance for points in the Autodromo.

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Shreya Sanjeev

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

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