Racing Point driver, Lance Stroll has revealed that he tested positive for Coronavirus at 2020 Eifel Grand Prix, although he is fit to race in Portugal this weekend.
Stroll tweeted a message, saying; “I just want to let everyone know that I recently tested positive for Covid-19 after the Eifel GP weekend. I am feeling 100% and have since tested negative.”
The Canadian confirmed that having “arrived at the Nurburgring after testing negative…”, he woke up suffering from “an upset stomach” on the morning of Practice and Qualifying after Friday’s running had been cancelled due to low visibility, consequently forcing him to self-isolate in his motorhome without re-entering the paddock.
He then flew home on the morning of race day after being declared unfit to race and undertook a Coronavirus test which returned a positive result, which forced Stroll to stay at home for ten days in self-isolation with the Canadian describing his symptoms as “pretty mild.”
Stroll since undertook another test earlier this week which came back negative meaning that the 21 year-old is fit to participate in this weekend’s Portuguese Grand Prix.
Looking ahead to the race weekend which is the first of back-to-back races alongside Imola on weekend of 31 October – 1 November 2020, Stroll said; “I feel in great shape and I can’t wait to be back with the team and to race in Portugal.”
Nico Hulkenberg took Stroll’s place in the Eifel Grand Prix where he fought from 20th on grid to finish eighth, boosting the German’s points tally to ten points from three races this season, having previously replaced Stroll’s teammate – Sergio Perez across both Silverstone rounds.
Formula One now jets off to the Algarve International Circuit, Portimao, for the first Portuguese Grand Prix since 1996, where Lewis Hamilton is going in search of a record-breaking 92nd race victory in F1.