Home / Racing / Mercedes team member tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of Eifel GP · RaceFans

Mercedes team member tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of Eifel GP · RaceFans

Mercedes, Sochi, 2020

A member of the Mercedes Formula 1 team has tested positive for Covid-19.

A spokesperson for Mercedes confirmed to RaceFans a positive case has occurred within its race team and is being handled in accordance with FIA protocols.

The case is not thought to involve either of the team’s drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.

Last week the FIA and Formula 1 confirmed 10 positive cases had been identified among 1,822 tests which had been conducted. However all of these involved “ancillary personnel” and not F1 team members.

Mercedes is not the first F1 team to experience a positive Covid-19 test this year. A McLaren team member tested positive for Covid-19 during the Australian Grand Prix weekend, before the event was cancelled. Sergio Perez missed two races after testing positive at Silverstone.

This article will be updated.

Advert | Become a RaceFans supporter and go ad-free

2020 F1 season

Browse all 2020 F1 season articles


Source link

Check Also

How are the Moto2™ and Moto3™ teams taking shape for 2021?

It has already been confirmed that plenty of riders will be moving between teams ahead ...

Leave a Comment:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *