Wednesday morning’s news is the most important of the week. The health bubble imposed by the Formula 1 and the International Automobile Federation (FIA) you are facing your greatest challenge. Lance Stroll confirmed that during the development of the Eifel Grand Prix he was positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), however it was not until this morning that he revealed what happened.
The delay of the pilot and the team is striking Racing point in breaking the news. Although so far no infections have been confirmed in the structure, the Canadian put many members at risk. Mechanics, engineers and colleagues were exposed to a possible positive because of Stroll. The eyes of the critics will point to the organizers, who have already planned a defense.
According to some media, Stroll already had symptoms after the Russian Grand Prix. However, Stroll never left the paddock and continued his normal activity. Once the news of the positive of Stroll was made known, the race director of Formula 1 Michael Masi, took the responsibility for what happened and aimed directly against the Racing Point team.
«Corresponds to the pilot and Racing Point»
Masi assured that the FIA complied with the provisions of the regulations in the tests. “We don’t think there are any gaps in our protocol. For Lance and for anyone, the requirement is to take a test before entering the paddock, and then he is followed from there. Based on Tuesday’s test, his next test should have been Sunday morning, so it’s pretty simple, ”Masi confirmed.
However, the category’s race director pointed the guns at Racing Point, who would be blamed for not having communicated what happened. “Regarding Lance feeling ill, it is up to the driver and the competitor, in this case Racing Point, to determine if they feel that their driver cannot drive the car, which they obviously did. They didn’t say any of that to the FIA, so we couldn’t do more, ”Masi said.