This Wednesday the news that many media suspected was confirmed: Lance Stroll confirmed that during the Eifel Grand Prix he was infected with coronavirus (COVID-19). The Canadian took more than a week to give details of what happened. However, the critics did not wait for the organizers.
In the last hours, a Canadian pilot confirmed that he no longer has symptoms and will be present at the Grand Prix of Portugal in Portimao. The criticism it received Racing point They were varied and the main targets were the team leaders and the pilot. Otmar Szafnauer He came out to put his face and responded to the critics.
The team confirmed that Stroll already had symptoms, although their tests had not yielded any precision. “Lance had first reported an upset stomach during the Russian GP and subsequently tested negative for COVID-19 several times, in tests carried out according to the protocols of the FIA Y Racing point«Said the team leader.
The Canadian driver tested positive on race Sunday. However, the day before the symptoms were not compatible with the virus. “We consulted with a doctor who did not believe that the discomfort indicated COVID-19 and did not advise us that a test was necessary. Based on that clinical assessment, it was not necessary at that time to inform the FIA about the nature of the disease. ‘
Once the positive was known, Szafnauer confirmed that Stroll was quickly isolated and in principle would not have infected anyone. “Lance flew Switzerland in a private plane on Sunday morning. According to the protocol, according to which all team members pass a test upon returning from a Grand Prix, Lance took a test at home and received a positive result the next day.