World News – GB – Mysterious illness of F1 driver at Eifel Grand Prix confirmed as COVID-19


Just before Saturday’s qualifying session at the Eifel Grand Prix, Racing Point driver Lance Stroll withdrew from the event, citing a mysterious illness he noted at the era was not COVID-19 Now, two weeks later, the Canadian driver admitted that despite testing negative before race weekend, he did indeed come down with COVID

Racing Point noted that Stroll was feeling bad right after the Russian Grand Prix but had not tested positive for coronavirus before the Nurburgring race Indeed, team manager Otmar Szafnauer confirmed that he rather it was some kind of stomach bug and Stroll had just lost fluids after spending the night in the bathroom

On Wednesday, Lance Stroll announced via Instagram and Twitter that he had indeed tested positive for COVID-19 after flying to his home in Switzerland during the GP Eifel weekend He claimed to have been tested negative on the trail and only tested positive after arriving at his home, where he then isolated for 10 days He says he has since tested negative

However, a recent report has brought to light even more criticism of the situation After Stroll began to feel ill at the Eifel Grand Prix, he contacted his personal doctor by phone, Motorsport reports. the call, the doctor said Stroll did not have the coronavirus, but that diagnosis was not confirmed by a test until Stroll had already returned home

F1 has implemented a fairly strict protocol compared to other racing series Everyone in the paddock is tested before COVID-19 before entering for the weekend, and they are asked to stay in their bubble to avoid contact with a possibly ill person Temperature checks are carried out each time someone enters the paddock

As we noted a few weeks ago, however, some drivers were very unhappy with the protocol of the Russian Grand Prix Russia does not require people to wear masks and F1 drivers have been in contact with many people in their hotels who have been exposed

He had an upset stomach, and he still does. And one thing Lance did is call his doctor So what should I do? Right? So instead of listening to Otmar, he called his doctor I’m not a doctor

He’s Lance’s private doctor in Switzerland that was a phone call away And that was the same guy Lance saw after Russia So you know he has a stomach ache after Russia, we test him several times Lance went to see the doctor in Switzerland, so called him

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but let’s not forget he tested negative before the event He tested negative twice after Russia The symptoms were there after Russia

Now that he took a test on Sunday, and came back positive, yes you can look back But you have to remember back then, with the information we had it was useless It didn’t even occur to me: go take a test

He also noted that he tested everyone at the factory twice a week to make sure no one was sick

Other people in the paddock were harsh in their criticism McLaren CEO Zak Brown said: “I know [Stroll’s] doctor didn’t think a test was positive; maybe in hindsight it should have been different I don’t know who the doctor is I don’t know if it was Dr Mallya, Dr Seuss, maybe it was Dr Dre Maybe next times we should do some tests when someone has any symptoms because we know how dangerous it is »

At this point, all the teams can do is more testing, as well as seeing in-person doctors who can do a health assessment based on physical symptoms and tests, not on what a person reports

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The son of a billionaire with a possible diagnosis doesn’t think he should take the same precautions as the proletariat during a pandemic? Here is my shocked face

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