Racing Point driver, Lance Stroll, missed the Eiffel Grand Prix on October 11th due to illness. Stroll’s COVID-19 test that all drivers and team members have to have before traveling to the circuit came back negative but he was unwell on Saturday. Nico Hulkenberg replaced him for the rest of the weekend.
He recently revealed that he took another COVID-19 test on the Sunday evening after flying back home and that test came back positive. He said he had mild symptoms and that he is ready for the Portuguese Gran Prix this weekend.
Stroll posted the following statement on Twitter:
Racing Point team principal and CEO, Otmar Szafnauer released a statement and said that all team members who were present at the Eifel GP tested negative after they flew back to the UK. They also tested negative for their pre-race tests before travelling to Portugal.
Formula 1 is returning to Portugal for the first time in 24 years and Stroll has said that he is ready to go for this weekend.