Lance Stroll has revealed he tested positive for Covid-19 following the Eifel Grand Prix weekend.
“I just want to let everyone know that I recently tested positive for Covid-19 after the Eifel GP weekend,” said Stroll in a statement. “I am feeling 100% and have since tested negative.”
Stroll decided not to participate in the last race weekend 30 minutes before the start of the final practice session on Saturday morning. This was the first time F1 cars ran on the track after Friday’s running was disrupted by poor weather.
“To fill you in on what happened, I arrived at the Nurburgring after testing negative in the normal pre-race tests,” said Stroll.
“On Saturday morning I started to feel unwell and woke up with an upset stomach. I followed the FIA protocol and self-isolated in my motorhome and did not re-enter the paddock. I wasn’t fit to race so I flew home early Sunday morning. As I was still feeling under the weather I took a Covid test on Sunday evening.
“The next day the results came back positive, so I stayed at home self-isolating for the next 10 days. Luckily, my symptoms were pretty mild.
“I was tested again on Monday this week and my results were negative. I feel in great shape and I can’t wait to be back with the team and to race in Portugal.”
Racing Point CEO Otmar Szafnauer said during the Eifel Grand Prix weekend that Stroll began to feel unwell while in Russia for the previous round of the championship, which took place on September 27th.
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