LAWRENCE STROLL, ALSO TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
Racing Point say the 61-year-old displayed no symptoms of the illness and spent 10 days in quarantine at his Swiss home.
Lawrence Stroll visited Aston Martin’s home base in the UK on Thursday 8 October where he was tested. A day later the results were known and this routine test showed that Stroll was infected. Strangely enough, after Lawrence Stroll his son Lance became infected, but not thanks to his father.
Having returned home to Switzerland over the weekend, Stroll had another test on Sunday evening – in line with Racing Point’s protocols – which came back positive.
Stroll did not travel to attend either the Russian Grand Prix on 27 September or the Eifel Grand Prix on 11 October.
The Canadian businessman was asymptomatic and completed the mandatory 10-day period of isolation as per Switzerland’s quarantine regulations.
Stroll, who has not attended a race since the Tuscan Grand Prix at Mugello last month, has since returned to work.
Given the timeline of their respective movements, neither Lance nor Stroll came into contact with each over the Eifel Grand Prix weekend prior to their positive tests.
Racing Point released a statement on Wednesday to clarify the timeline around Stroll’s positive COVID-19 test as CEO and team principal Otmar Szafnauer insisted that all protocols were followed.
Defending the team’s handling of the situation, Szafnauer revealed that Stroll’s doctor advised that a COVID-19 test was not necessary as the 21-year-old’s symptoms – which included an upset stomach – did not indicate that he had coronavirus.
“He consulted with a doctor who did not believe his symptoms indicated Covid-19 and did not advise a test was necessary,” Szafnauer said.
“Based on this clinical assessment, at the time there was no requirement to inform the FIA as to the nature of the illness.”
LAWRENCE STROLL, ALSO TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 LAWRENCE STROLL, ALSO TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
UPDATE : RUSSELL HAS REACHED OUT TO OTHER TEAMS
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