This Saturday the news was confirmed that Lance Stroll I would not participate in Eifel Grand Prix and would be replaced by Nico Hulkenberg. The Canadian driver did not get up in the best way for the third session of free practice. In the first instance it was suspected that Stroll could have symptoms corresponding to the coronavirus.
After not having a good Friday night, Stroll was removed from the team due to the possibility that he could have COVID. However, the team leader Racing point He announced that the Canadian underwent “3 or 4 preventive tests”. In addition, he said what was the real reason for his absence in the Eifel Grand Prix. It has already been confirmed that he will not participate in any official session.
Otmar Szafnauer, team leader Racing point, commented that who asked not to compete this weekend was Stroll. ‘He has not been well since Russia. I think he had a bit of a cold. At first we thought, ‘Well, you better get tested for the virus. He has passed several tests, including the test prior to the event of this race “, he commented Szafnauer.
However, Szafnauer said that despite the discomfort, can confirm that Stroll does not have COVID. “He doesn’t have the typical symptoms, he’s just not feeling well. He had a bit of an upset stomach last night. So he was in the bathroom the whole time. He said, ‘I’ve gotten rid of a lot of liquid and can’t get out of the toilet. I can’t get in the car “»
Stroll will rest facing the Portuguese GP in fifteen days. That is why despite not having the best physical conditions, at first they waited for me to be. “We hoped it would improve. He had flu-like symptoms. He just wasn’t okay, and he couldn’t exercise, so it was something he ate or a virus, “he said. Szafnauer.