Oct.19 - Racing Point thinks Lance Stroll will be "back in the car as normal" this weekend in Portugal.
"Even with a stomach ache, you just go racing," he said.
A few days before Formula 1 gathers for the next race in Portugal, Racing Point is now saying that its 21-year-old driver is "feeling better".
"We're expecting him to be back in the car as normal for Portugal," the team added.
But not everyone is convinced that a simple stomach ache explains Stroll's absence from the cockpit in Germany.
"Apart from coronavirus, what else could make a driver not compete in a grand prix?" wondered Ziggo Sport reporter Jack Plooij.
"Yes, most of the drivers would race even with a sore stomach. If it gets really bad, you can always pull into the pits.
"Some have said that Lance had a falling out with his father. Supposedly, he wanted to fly from the hotel by helicopter but his father didn't allow it. So he refused to race," Plooij added.
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