Sergio perez isolated after inconclusive corona test

Sergio perez isolated after inconclusive corona test

The formula 1 is threatened by the first coronavirus case. On thursday, mexican driver sergio perez was isolated as a precaution ahead of the great britain grand prix due to an inconclusive test result.

The 30-year-old from team racing point had to wait for the results of another test before he was allowed to set foot on the silverstone race track. Perez missed the obligatory press conference before the grand prix on sunday at short notice (15.10 o’clock/RTL and sky) and was absent from the podium alongside teammate lance stroll. Perez stayed away from the track, as his racing team announced on twitter.

Only in the event of a negative result was perez allowed to get back into his car from friday and take part in training, qualifying and the fourth world championship round of the season. A positive result was to prevent that. The organization of the race should not have been endangered because of that. Racing point then had to resort to a substitute driver. It will be the belgian stoffel vandoorne or esteban gutierrez from mexico. Both have formula 1 experience.

In the first three races after the formula 1 restart, there had not yet been a positive corona case among the drivers or the employees of the teams in the motorsport kingpin class. Even in england, the race weekend can only take place if strict hygiene rules are observed. If you can’t show a negative corona test, you’re not allowed on the gelande. In any case, the number of attendees has already been greatly reduced. The tests must be repeated at least every five days. There is also a mask requirement. Also the observance of the distance rules is necessary and the teams should have as far as possible no contact among themselves.

"No one should travel to silverstone with the pathetic thought that we are invulnerable. Perhaps my greatest fear is that people will become complacent," said race director michael masi of the international automobile federation (fia) before the arrival in england. Masi praised the protection concept of formula 1, which has worked well so far, but also warned: "we must not afford a moment of slackness."

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