‘He couldn’t get out of the toilet’: Racing Point chief Otmar Szafnaur reveals that Lens Stroll was to be replaced at the Eiffel Grand Prix by Nico Hulkenberg due to ‘upset stomach’
- Illness forces lens trolls out of Eiffel GP at last minute
- It was feared that the Canadian driver had contracted the coronavirus
- The ‘three or four’ tests for the Covid-19, however, turned out to be negative for Strol
- A; An upset stomach kicked him out of Saturday’s qualifying session
- Stroll will be replaced by Nico Hulkenberg at Nਬਰrburgring for the race
Racing Point has confirmed that Lance Troll’s absence from Sunday’s Eiffel Grand Prix was due to a “troubled stomach” and that Canadians have been feeling sick since the Russian Grand Prix two weeks ago.
Stroll has been in Nuremberg this week, but the rest of the drivers were unable to drive on Friday during the two practice sessions due to fog prevention safety issues.
However, when the race finally started on Saturday morning, Strolle had not yet entered the German circuit and pulled out just minutes before qualifying to focus on the upcoming back-to-back Portuguese and Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
Lance Troll has been ruled out of this week’s Eiffel Grand Prix due to stomach upset.
The Canadian thought he would be unable to drive during the entire race on Sunday
It was feared that the racing point driver had issues related to the Covid-19, but the team’s boss, Otmer Szfnauer, confirmed after qualifying that this was not the case and that he was suffering from a serious stomach bug. Was.
“He doesn’t feel great about Russia,” Zafnour said. ‘I think she was a little cold. At first we thought, “Well, you did a better test of the virus.”
“We have tested him many times, including the pre-event test for this race. And he came back negative three or four times. He doesn’t have the features of the classic Covid-19, he doesn’t feel good in himself.
Racing Point team boss Otmer Szfnauer reveals Stroll’s troubles after Saturday’s qualification
And last night he had a stomach ache. So he stayed on the toilet all the time. And he said, “I’ve got a lot of fluids, and I can’t get out of the toilet long enough to get in the race car.”
‘I don’t know if it’s something he ate, or if it’s a my-bug bug. He just said, “I don’t feel it. We’ll have a double header soon. And I’ll relax and get ready for it instead.”
“We were hoping he was going to get better. She had flu-like symptoms. Just didn’t do well on her own, and couldn’t exercise, and so now whatever she ate or gathered with a stomach bug, she said, “I can’t do this.”
“We have a doctor who will take care of him and when he is ready to go, he will go home.”
Stroll reportedly fell ill two weeks ago at the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi.
Formula One returns to Nuremberg this Saturday for the first time since 2013
Stroll planned to compete before qualifying during the weekend’s last practice session for fear of losing the race, which would mean being in the car for more than 90 minutes.
Minutes before qualifying, Racing Point turned to reserve driver Nico Hulkenberg to replace the 21-year-old.
‘Thirty minutes before FP3. They [Stroll] “I want to do this.” But then he thought, “Well, if I don’t get better, I’ll qualify, and then I have to compete.”
Hulkenberg has been called up to replace Stroll, but in difficult circumstances he qualifies for the last time.
“And this is the race he wasn’t really looking forward to, in the state he was in,” Zaffner said.
He was hoping he could get out of the toilet and come in. But that was 30 minutes before FP3. Otherwise we would have called Hulk Nberg the day before yesterday, and he would have done FP3. ‘
Hilkenberg was thrown into the deep end by driving for the first time in almost two months after featuring in two events at Silverston.
In addition, he was driving on a circuit that had not hosted a Formula One race since 2013.
However, the team hopes that the Germans can score on home soil in Sunday’s race
As a result, the Germans qualified Kimi Rਕੋikkਨnen’s next slow driver for the last two tenths of a second, but Zazfanier believes he can improve the entire race to make it into the top 10.
‘He’s got a nice race car underneath. He has lapsed now. And if he starts well, he’s got a chance at points, “he added.
“We made some changes to the car as he drove it one last time. He was amazed at the changes we had made. He said the car felt different because of this. He is used to it. Overall, he was glad the balance wasn’t too far away. ‘