Stroll to replace Massa at Hungary test

Lance Stroll will take over duties for the ill Felipe Massa who had to withdraw for the Hungarian GP.


Massa fell ill on the Friday of the Hungarian Grand Prix and had to pull out after FP3. Williams reserve and Sky F1 pundit Paul di Resta took over having not driven a race since 2013.

He did well in qualifying to finish in 19th and just 7 tenths off Stroll. In the race, he ran in 17th for a while before dropping back and retiring a few laps before the end.

Massa was supposed to drive on the Tuesday of the test with F2 driver Lucca Ghiotto driving the next day.

However, he is still recovering from his illness, which some believe may be the same bug that struck Martin Brundle at the Austrian GP, as such he will not be driving in the test with Stroll taking over.

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