Lance would start the weekend on a positive note, with a time quick enough for P11 in the first practice session.
Despite a slight brush with the barrier at Turn 13, Lance continued through the session and ended FP2 in P14.
FP3 would deliver the same result as FP2, with Lance in P14, less than a tenth behind Aston Martin F1 teammate Fernando Alonso in P13.
In the closing moments of Q1 Lance had a huge impact with the barrier at Turn 19. On his final attempt of the session, he ran wide at the final corner and, after correcting a snap went nose-first at high speed into the barrier. Luckily, Lance was OK and jumped out of the car quickly.
On the morning of race day, Lance and the team confirmed he would not participate in the Singapore Grand Prix as he was still feeling sore after the high-impact.
Lance will focus on a speedy recovery ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix.
Japanese Grand Prix
September 27, 2023
After making up several positions from his grid slot, Lance was forced to retire with a rear wing issue.