Lance Stroll will be absent from media activities in Zandvoort today as he recovers from an infection. However, Aston Martin has assured that he is fit and ready to compete this weekend.
The Canadian driver has experienced a variety of difficulties this season, most notably his pre-season cycling incident.
This forced Stroll to recover from a broken wrist ahead of the first round in Bahrain. This task was made more complicated by his lack of time in the AMR23 during testing.
Should the situation worsen, Mike Krack’s team have Felipe Drugovich and Stoffel Vandoorne available as reserve drivers.
In any case, the 24-year-old should have no difficulties this weekend in Zandvoort – per Aston Martin’s recent statement.
Aston will be working to understand and optimise their latest updates for the AMR23, which will be significant for the Dutch GP. Among the aerodynamic improvements will be a new floor, integral to the performance of these 2023 cars.
Stroll and teammate Fernando Alonso have seen the Silverstone-based team regress in recent events, with the Canadian GP package failing to improve overall performance.
As such, the next few days will be critical – especially if rain impacts the amount of dry running in free practice.
Author: Jaden Diaz-Ndisang