Nico Hülkenberg, who is already popping up at Silverstone due to Sergio Perez’s coronavirus infection, was also given a replacement at the Eifel Grand Prix, as another driver at the Nürburgringen Racing Point, owner Lawrence Stroll’s son Lance Stroll, fell ill. to get up ”.
According to the team’s recent announcement, the Canadians are now “feeling much better” and everything will be “normal” for them at the Weekend Portal Grand Prix.
Stroll’s illness, however, raised questions in many, with 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve questioning the driver’s motivation because of the absence:
“One also competes with a stomach ache. If you want to achieve something in Formula 1, you don’t just miss a race. Either Lance is in very serious pain, which in turn would mean that the trouble is serious, or he is simply not determined enough to be successful at the highest level, ”the Canadian explained.
Dutch Ziggo Sport F1 commentator Jack Plooij was also skeptical about upset stomach.
“Apart from the coronavirus, what could deter a driver from a Formula 1 race? Yes, most pilots would also compete with a stomach ache, and then if the situation is really that bad, you can still stand out in the garage, ”he said.
“Some have talked about Lance quarreling with his father: he allegedly wanted to take the helicopter from the hotel to the runway, but his father said no, so he didn’t race,” the Dutch colleague threw in a wild rumor.