LANCE STROLL was unable to compete in qualifying for the Eifel Grand Prix as a result of he ‘could not get off the bathroom.’
The Racing Level driver was a no-show on Saturday and was pulled out of Sunday’s race to get replaced by Nico Hulkenberg.
Lance Stroll was pressured to tug out of Sunday’s raceCredit score: AFP or licensors
There have been preliminary fears that the 21-year-old Canadian had contracted coronavirus after feeling unwell.
However the staff confirmed 4 exams got here again adverse and he was the truth is affected by a abdomen bug.
Staff boss Otmar Szafnauer confirmed: “He hasn’t been feeling nice since Russia.
“I feel he had a little bit of a chilly. At first we thought, ‘Effectively you had higher get examined for the virus.’
“We have examined him a number of occasions, together with the pre-event check for this race.
“And he is come again adverse three or 4 occasions. He would not have the traditional Covid-19 signs, he simply would not really feel nicely in himself.
“And final night time he had a little bit of an upset abdomen.
“So he was on the bathroom the entire time. And he mentioned, ‘I’ve removed a whole lot of fluid, and I can not get off the bathroom for lengthy sufficient to get within the race automobile’.
Stroll was changed by Nico HulkenbergCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
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“I do not know if it is one thing he ate, or if it is a tummy bug.
He simply mentioned, ‘I am simply not feeling as much as it. We’ll have a double-header arising quickly. And I would fairly relaxation and prepare for that.’
“We had been hoping that he was going to get higher. He had form of flu-like signs.
“Simply not nicely in himself, and could not train, and so now that, with no matter he ate or a tummy bug collectively, he mentioned, ‘I can not do it.’
“We have got a physician taking care of him and when he is match to depart, he’ll go house.
“It is the race that he wasn’t actually trying ahead to, within the state that he was in.
“He hoped that he may get off the bathroom and are available in.
“However it was half-hour earlier than FP3. In any other case yesterday we’d have known as Hulkenberg a day earlier, and he would have achieved FP3.”