Aston Martin driver Lance Stroll has announced that he will miss pre-season testing in Bahrain due to a cycling accident, but could be fit for the start of the season.

In a short post on his social media channels, Stroll said he had suffered an ‘unfortunate injury’ while preparing for the start of the season while riding his bike and would therefore be unable to compete in the three-day tests which start on Thursday.

Stroll’s new team-mate Alonso also had an cycling incident ahead of the start of the 2021 F1 season when he collided with a car in Switzerland and required jaw surgery, but was fit for the start of the season.

Aston Martin’s test and reserve driver Felipe Drugovich, the reigning F2 champion, is set to replace Stroll in pre-season testing, but the team has yet to make an announcement on the matter.

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