Lance Stroll miraculously walked away from a horror shunt at the final corner in the closing stages of Q1 at the Singapore Grand Prix, which led to a lengthy delay.
The Canadian will be massively grateful for how advanced driver safety is these days, given that the accident happened at high-speed.
Stroll was pushing extremely hard in the final sector to try and post a time good enough for Q2, something he wasn’t on track to do according to the delta.
As he entered the final two corners, Stroll ran slightly wide and ran over more kerb on the outside of the corner than usual, something which unsettled his AMR23.
His car suddenly snapped on him as a result, with Stroll having had no option but to turn his steering wheel against the snap.
This sent him straight into the barrier at immense speed, resulting in a huge impact.
Stroll’s car bounced off the barrier and came to rest in the middle of the circuit, something which caught Oscar Piastri and Lando Norris by surprise.
Both McLaren drivers did incredibly well to avoid hitting Stroll’s stricken car, which had been completely destroyed.
The right-side of his car was non-existent and scattered across the circuit, leaving Aston Martin with an enormous repair job to perform overnight.
Stroll was taken straight to the medical centre for a check-up because of the number of Gs he experienced in the crash, something which is the norm in F1 nowadays.
Following a quick check over by the F1 medical team, Stroll was released back to his garage without any injuries.
Once the Canadian was released from the medical centre, the Silverstone-based team took to social media to thank the FIA for the “ongoing work” to make F1 as safe as possible for the drivers.
“Lance crashed during qualifying of the Singapore GP,” Aston Martin wrote on Twitter/X.
“He got out of the car unaided and was taken to the medical centre for a precautionary assessment. Lance was cleared by the on-site medical team and returned to the team at track.
“The AMF1 Team pay tribute to the ongoing work of the FIA and the safety measures of current F1 cars.”