The security protocol of the Formula 1 in the cases of COVID that appear is very effective. The health bubble implemented by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) prevented the teams from having mass infections in recent weeks. However in the last week, it was not like that.
In the preview of the Eifel Grand Prix, the team Mercedes recorded the first positive case of coronavirus in a member of his team. However, the measures implemented by the team and the FIA could not prevent the spread of the virus to other mechanics and engineers. The FIA confirmed that in total there were eight positive cases in the Paddock of the Formula 1.
In a statement posted on the FIA website, it was confirmed that there were several confirmed cases. “The FIA and Formula 1 can confirm today that between Friday, October 9 and Thursday, October 15, 1,506 COVID-19 tests have been carried out on drivers, teams and personnel. Of these, 8 people tested positive. The FIA and Formula 1 are providing this aggregated information for the purpose of the integrity and transparency of the competition, ”the text says.
Who is it about?
From the organization of the highest category they announced that the names or the team of the members who had a positive result will not be released. So far, the only one publicly confirmed positive for COVID was Sergio perez, who missed both races at Silverstone.
Eifel Grand Prix
In the preview of the Eifel Grand Prix qualification, Lance Stroll He must have been discharged due to physical ailments. The Canadian was immediately suspected of having had an inconclusive swab result. However, the possibility was quickly discounted. Furthermore, Helmut Marko confessed that Alexander Albon had had an inaccurate COVID result, and they spoke with Nico Hulkenberg to replace it.