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Krack: Stroll skipping Bahrain test, precautionary

Krack: Stroll skipping Bahrain test, precautionary

Krack: Stroll skipping Bahrain test, precautionary

Mike Krack, Aston Martin’s Team Principal, insisted Lance Stroll’s injuries are not major, but it was better to skip the Formula 1 Bahrain pre-season test as a precaution.

A few days ahead of the first and only pre-season test in Bahrain, Lance Stroll announced that he has suffered a bike accident while training, sidelining him from driving in the test.

Aston Martin replaced the Canadian by Felipe Drugovich, their reserve and the 2022 Formula 2 Champion, for the first day morning session, while Fernando Alonso drove in the afternoon.

Asked about Stroll incident, Mike Krack, was quoted by F1’s official website saying: “He was training, trying to improve, or to work on his fitness last week, so he was cycling.

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Details of Stroll’s injury are personal…

“He had a small incident, hurt himself, and for precautionary reasons we decided it’s better to wait a little bit and be ready next week,” he explained.

Quizzed to clarify how serious of Stroll’s injuries where, Krack responded: “This is a personal thing. He’s injured on the hand, on the wrist, but I don’t want to go into detail, because this is also privacy.”

Aston Martin didn’t confirm there driver lineup for the whole three days of testing, and only announced the first day driver schedule, waiting until it was over to announce that Alonso will be driving the full second day of the test.

Aston Martin did not have a smooth start to their test in Bahrain, as early through the morning session, the AMR23 stopped on the side of the track while being driven by Drugovich bringing up a 20-minute red flag period.

The team later announced it was an electronics issue that caused the problem, and Drugovich went on run for 40 laps clocking the 14th fastest time of the full day.