Sergio Pérez tested positive for Covid-19 and will not be in Great Britain


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Sergio Pérez tested positive for Covid-19 and will not be in Great Britain

The Mexican Racing Point driver was infected with coronavirus, while F1 insisted that the fact will not have a broader impact at Silverstone this weekend.

The Mexican pilot of Racing Point, Sergio Perez, will not participate in the Grand Prix of Great Britain of Formula 1 this weekend after testing positive for coronavirus.

The 30-year-old had done another COVID-19 test with an inconclusive result and was therefore absent from the Silverstone paddock on Thursday, in line with the precautionary measures.

The test has now tested positive and Pérez, sixth in the drivers’ standings after three races, will isolate himself along with a small group of Racing Point team members.

The Mexican Racing Point driver was infected with coronavirus, while F1 insisted that the fact will not have a broader impact at Silverstone this weekend.

Pérez is the first driver to test positive since the delayed 2020 season began earlier this month.

A Formula One statement noted: “With the help of the local organizer of the British Grand Prix, the local health authorities and the FIA ​​delegate COVID-19, a comprehensive tracking and tracing initiative has been launched and a all nearby contacts quarantined. “

“The procedures established by the FIA ​​and Formula One have provided for the rapid containment of an incident that will not have a broader impact on the event this weekend,” the text added.

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