A second person connected with Formula 1’s Australian Grand Prix has tested positive for the Coronavirus while in Melbourne.
“A member of the Pirelli F1 team has yesterday tested positive for Covid-19 in Melbourne,” it said in a statement. “The person concerned is now following all the relevant procedures put in place by the Australian health authorities.
“These authorities have confirmed to Pirelli that this person has not had any contact with third parties that requires special preventive measures to be taken for other people.
“Pirelli is closely monitoring the situation in line with public health policies and company guidelines.”
The first person to test positive for the Coronavirus while F1 was in Melbourne was a McLaren team member. They are understood to be recovering, while 14 other members of the same team who were in contact with the first case have been put in isolation for two weeks while they await test results.
Several F1 teams have confirmed restrictions are being placed on staff who have returned from Melbourne. Those who have returned from Australia are being kept out of the team’s factories, typically for a period of two weeks, as a precaution.
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