Racing Point confirms Stroll’s Covid-19 test result

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Racing Point has confirmed that Lance Stroll tested positive for the Covid-19, but the team insists that the Canadian driver has recovered since then and is ready to race at the Portuguese Grand Prix.

Stroll stated on his social media account this morning that he tested positive for the coronavirus after the Eifel Grand Prix that he was forced to skip due the health problems.

The Canadian had first reported an upset stomach during the Russian Grand Prix week and subsequently tested negative for Covid-19 several times. He also tested negative before arrival in Germany in the official pre-event test for the Eifel Grand Prix. The upset stomach symptoms returned on Saturday, forcing the driver to withdraw from the race and stay in his motorhome away from the paddock.

Nico Hülkenberg was drafted in to substitute the Canadian for the race at the Nürburgring with Stroll flying home to Switzerland on a private plane on Sunday morning. Stroll then took a Covid-19 test at home and received a positive result the next day.

Because of the positive test, he continued to isolate for ten days from the date of the test, in line with local regulations. However, he returned a negative test on Monday this week. Racing Point has confirmed that Stroll „will travel to the Portuguese Grand Prix” and will race at Portimao.