The preseason test scheduled for this week will be missed by Lance Stroll because to “minor injuries” sustained in a bicycle accident.
The Canadian’s Aston Martin squad has not yet determined how to fill in for him throughout the three days commencing on Thursday in Bahrain.
Due to his injury, Stroll may be forced to miss the opening weekend of racing at the same track on March 3-5.
This possibility will probably influence Aston Martin’s choice of reserve driver for the test.
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Aston Martin has a choice between Brazilian Felipe Drugovich, the defending Formula 2 champion, and Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne, the reigning Formula E champion who competed for McLaren in F1 in 2017–18.
Due to his recent addition to the team for this season, their other race driver, two-time world champion Fernando Alonso, will be eager to participate in as much testing as he can.
The typical limit of one and a half days of testing for each driver, the 41-year-old Spaniard stated at the Aston Martin presentation last week, would probably mean he wasn’t totally up to speed for the start of the season.