Every week of Grand Prix Formula 1, the update is carried out by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) on the swabs that are given in the paddock. This week, the organizing body reported a large number of positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) product of the Grand Prix of Portugal, which took place in Portimao. Affects MotoGP?
The last date of the 2020 MotoGP calendar will be run at the Portimao circuit. The definition of the championship may be affected by the increasing number of cases that are being registered in Portugal. However, in the Formula 1 race held in this country, nine positives were detected in the paddock. For its part, from Dorna Sports, the MotoGP organizing company clarified the situation.
The CEO of Dorna Sports, Carmelo Ezpeleta He assured that the race continues with its usual schedule. As long as the Portuguese government does not indicate otherwise, the Portuguese Grand Prix continues. But nevertheless, Diogo Serra Lopes, the secretary of health of that country is not so sure of this. “The evolution of the pandemic means that all measures and events are permanently evaluated”,
The FIA statement
On the afternoon of this Friday, the FIA released a statement through its website in which it confirmed that at least nine people tested positive for COVID-19. “The FIA and Formula 1 can confirm today that between Friday, October 23 and Thursday, October 29, 4,281 COVID-19 tests were carried out on drivers, teams and personnel. Of these, 9 people tested positive “, reads the text.
In addition, they confirmed that they will not give information about people who are carriers of the virus. “The FIA and Formula 1 provide this aggregated information for the purpose of ensuring the integrity and transparency of the competition. The FIA or Formula 1 will not provide specific details on teams or individuals and the results will be made public every 7 days, “they concluded.