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F1 News: Lance Stroll Reveals Reason Behind Crash At Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Lance Stroll looks forward to the Australian GP after his crash in Saudi Arabia.

Aston Martin driver Lance Stroll has revealed that a "mistake" led him to crash during the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. However, he suggested that he is eager to get back in his car for the upcoming Formula 1 Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia.

Key Takeaways:

  • Lance Stroll, Aston Martin driver, admits to crashing during the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix due to a "mistake", expressing eagerness to bounce back in the upcoming Formula 1 Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Starting from P10, Stroll's race in Jeddah took a downturn on Lap 6 of 50 when he collided with the barriers at Turn 23 after grazing the wall. Despite escaping unharmed, he recorded a Did Not Finish (DNF) result.
  • Stroll refrains from elaborating on the crash, labelling it simply as a "mistake." He acknowledges the disappointment of ending a promising weekend on a low note and emphasizes the need to reset and focus on the next race in Australia, expressing optimism about unlocking further pace in the car.
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Stroll started the race from P10, but things took a turn for the worse on Lap 6 of 50 when he grazed the wall before colliding with the barriers at Turn 23. Although he emerged from the incident unscathed, he ended up with a DNF in Jeddah.

The Canadian driver refrained from providing a detailed explanation for the crash, instead referring to it simply as a "mistake". He told

 “I just touched the inside left at Turn 22, so just a mistake.”

Adding further to the disappointment, he said:

“A disappointing way to conclude a good weekend. I’d been pushing really hard in those opening laps – the cars around us were definitely faster and the tyres were already struggling. I was trying to build a gap and just clipped the wall."

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Stroll further suggested that the next step would be to “reset and go to Australia” for the Australian GP, a race he looks forward to with much hope, scheduled for the 24th of March. He added:

"There are positives to take away, the team has scored points in both races and we feel there’s more pace to unlock in the car. I’m already looking ahead to Australia – it’s a race and a country that I really enjoy and I’m sure we can pick up the momentum again.”

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