Excitement in Formula 1: Due to an unclear result in the Corona test, Mexican pilot Sergio Perez is at risk of long-term quarantine. He had to stay away from the track already.
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Formula 1 is threatened by the first prominent Corona event: Racing-Point driver Sergio Perez was unable to participate in the mandatory press round for the British Grand Prix on Thursday due to an “unclear” test result. A test is now being conducted on the Mexican, so until further notice he will be quarantined and will stay away from the Silverstone route.
The motorsport premier class started its season in early July with strict hygiene and infection control measures. The number of people in the paddock is kept to a minimum. In addition, care should be taken during race weekends to ensure that participants do not “blow out” so that as few people as possible should be quarantined, even in positive cases.
More than 4000 tests per week
During the races, more than 4,000 tests per week are conducted for drivers, team members and other personnel. During the first two races of the season in Spielberg, there was no positive result. The first two Corona cases then took place in the week of the Hungarian race, but did not affect any of the protagonists.
Perez was in the news involuntarily, mainly because of his contractual situation: Racing Point could replace him in the coming year with Sebastian Vettel, who will leave Ferrari after the end of the season.