A cloud of suspicions after Stroll's positive: Why did you return home without taking a test on the circuit?

A cloud of suspicions after Stroll's positive: Why did you return home without taking a test on the circuit?

Racing Point ruled out at the Nürburgring that its pilot suffered from Covid-19, despite presenting symptoms compatible with the virus.

A cloud of suspicions after Stroll's positive: Why did you return home without taking a test on the circuit?

Lance Stroll tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday, October 11, the same day of the race at the Eifel GP. The Racint Point driver obtained this result in the test he underwent at his home in Switzerland and not at the Nürburgring circuit, despite the regulations of the International Federation (FIA), whose protocol requires anyone who suffers from symptoms to perform a PCR test.

“I was not feeling well running, so on Sunday morning I flew home. As I was still feeling bad, I took a test on Sunday afternoon. The next day the result was positive, so I isolated myself at home for 10 days. Luckily, my symptoms were quite mild. I took a test again last Monday and I tested negative. I feel in great shape and I am looking forward to racing again, “explained Stroll this Wednesday through his social networks.

The unknowns about the behavior of Stroll, which this week has already tested negative in another test, fly over the F1 paddock in the hours before the Portuguese GP, where he will be able to compete alongside Sergio Pérez .

“Doesn't feel good from Russia”

It should be remembered that the Canadian was replaced at the Eifel GP by Nico Hulkenberg , an emergency call for free practice and qualifying. That same October 10, Otmar Szafnauer , head of Racint Point, ruled out that Stroll had the coronavirus, despite presenting compatible symptoms.

“He does not feel well from Russia. We have tested him several times and he has tested negative three or four times,” Szafnauer explained to journalists, without considering him a possible case of Covid-19 and without informing the FIA.

According to the protocol of the organism chaired by Jean Todt , whoever presents any symptoms of Covid-19 in the circuit, “has been positive or has been detected by the app as contact with a possible infected or infected person, must immediately report and perform a PCR “.

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