Lance Stroll rendered a basic explanation for missing the Eifel Grand Prix- a stomachache. However, if you have a Grand Prix at hand, a minor stomachache cannot stop you. Jacques Villeneuve, the 1997 champion, feels that the petty excuse is shameful for an F1 racer.
Lance Stroll’s last-minute withdrawal from the Eifel Grand Prix paved the way for Nico Hulkenberg to get in the cockpit; although Nico may have earned his reputation back, Stroll got whacked hard by his compatriot.
“Even if you have a stomachache or have not eaten for a whole week, you still go racing; If you’re really hungry to make it in Formula 1 , you’re always going to race and not quit,” declared the Canadian legend.
Lance Stroll took an enormous hit once he backed out of the race this weekend. The Nurburgring Circuit was rewarding for one too many, and he might have wanted a taste of it.
However, the trolls have not stopped since he sat back in the restroom and neither has Villeneuve.
“So either Lance is really in a lot of pain and pain, which means he has something bad going on, or he simply doesn’t have the absolute will to make it,” exclaimed the Canadian.
Many may have pegged Stroll’s desire to sit back with a minor stomachache as an insult to the spirit of racing. Lance Stroll’s place on the grid has been questioned repeatedly over the course of this season, and this just added fuel to that fire.
According to the Racing Point chief, Lance did not come down with the COVID-19 bug. If not that, then what was it? The question stands unanswered.
“He doesn’t have the classic COVID-19 symptoms. He just doesn’t feel well in himself, he has a bit of an upset stomach. So he was on the toilet the whole time.
“He said, ‘I’ve just got rid of a lot of fluid and I can’t get off the toilet for long enough to get in a race car. So I don’t know if it’s something he ate or if it’s a tummy bug. He just said, ‘I’m just not feeling up to it,” said the Racing Point frontman.
The entire affair of a Grand Prix is overwhelming; therefore, it is natural for any racer to have a case of jitters and nerves. However, working around that ordeal is the driver’s responsibility.
We wish the Canadian a speedy recovery and hope to see him behind the wheel of his RP20 as soon as possible.