F1: Stroll to return for Bahrain Grand Prix after injury

Sahil, Bahrain –

Lance Stroll will drive for Aston Martin at this week’s Bahrain Grand Prix after missing pre-season testing with a wrist injury.

Reserve driver Felipe Dolgovic replaced Stroll as teammate after Stroll had an accident with Fernando Alonso during training in Spain. Aston Martin announced Thursday that Stroll is back.

“It was disappointing to miss Bahrain for pre-season testing and I was disappointed to miss three days of running,” Stroll said. I felt it was best to focus on my recovery so I can be ready for this weekend and the long season ahead.”

In Stroll’s absence, Alonso and Dolgovic posted some fast times in testing and Aston Martin could have the pace to lead the mid-pack team or challenge teams like Mercedes and Ferrari. showed that there is

“It was an unfortunate accident. I fell off the bike when the tire punctured the ground,” Stroll said. “Thankfully, the damage was not serious and minor surgery on my right wrist was successful and the problem was quickly resolved.

“Since then, I’ve been working hard with the team to make sure I’m fully fit for this weekend’s game.”

Formula 2 champion Dragovic and another reserve, former McLaren driver Stoffel Vandoorne, will remain at the track in Bahrain this weekend.

The businessman and son of Aston Martin Executive Chairman Lawrence Stroll is in his seventh F1 season and has three career podiums.

Practice begins in Bahrain on Friday before the season-opening race on Sunday.

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