The coronavirus pandemic does not rest. Several countries were affected by the so-called ‘second wave of infections’. This is why, since Formula 1 They must reinforce the sanitary measures and the control of the public entering the stands of the circuits that are enabled. Last weekend, in Sochi, a large number of fans could be seen for the first time, approximately 30,000.
After this race, the organization of the Formula 1 and the International Automobile Federation (FIA), released the number of positive cases after a new week. Sadly, the number grew and the alarms went off. The statement says that there are ten new positives, although they clarified that this would not affect the bubble implemented to prevent the spread.
According to FIA, the presence of the public in the stands, has no relation to these results. Of these ten positives, 1,812 swabs were performed that were negative. These tests are carried out every five days, communicating the results every weekend. “The presence of the fans has not affected this situation since the public was not allowed to enter the Formula 1 bubble according to our current protocol,” they assured from the FIA.
Insecurity in Russia
Further, Romain Grosjean He was very annoyed with the openings in the Russian Grand Prix. “Wearing a mask is not mandatory. Waiters do it but don’t cover their noses. There are many fans in the hotel, so sometimes we find ourselves sharing the elevator with people from outside the bubble, “accused the pilot of Haas.
Since the return to competition, approximately 50,000 screening tests for COVID-19. In total, there were 26 people who were infected with the virus. It should be clarified that none of them were members of important teams. Alone Sergio perez, which is the only confirmed pilot so far, although he is already recovered.