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Stroll has tested positive for coronavirus

ByRoborto Sykes

Oct 21, 2020
He did not reveal the information until Wednesday. Via his account Twitter official, Lance Stroll has announced that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The Canadian Formula 1 driver, resident of the Racing Point team, did not compete in the last Eifel Grand Prix, at the Nürburgring, due to an unknown illness, who had “nailed him to the toilet” of his motorhome, in the words of Otmar Szafnauer, general manager and director of his current team. Moreover, Racing Point then recalled, in an emergency, Nico Hülkenberg, to replace him, during this last race counting for the world championship of the specialty. Dan his message, Stroll thus indicates in particular: “I tested positive for Covid after the GP of the Eifel (note: Sunday evening). I feel 100%. “

Stroll, after Perez

The pilot also adds: “I was tested again on Monday this week and my results were negative. I feel in great shape and can’t wait to be back in the team and racing in Portugal. ” Indeed, it is this weekend that the next Formula 1 Grand Prix will take place, in Portugal and more precisely in Portimao. The health protocol in force, during this period of the coronavirus pandemic, which moreover continues to be rife throughout the world today, stipulates that the various pilots making up the paddock must therefore undergo close tests, in order to obtain permission to enter the “bubble”. Note that at Racing Point, the other driver of the team, namely the Mexican Sergio Perez, has also tested positive for Covid-19. It was then last August.