McLaren team members quarantined in Australia heading home this week

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The 16 McLaren team members who were quarantined in Melbourne during the Australian Grand Prix weekend will return home this week.

The group was isolated after coming into contact with one of their number who tested positive for the Coronavirus. The diagnosis eventually led F1 to cancel its season-opening race at the Albert Park circuit.

Team principal Andreas Seidl said the staff were all “doing well” and will return to the UK soon after observing a two-week period of isolation.

“I stayed out with them for a couple of extra days and some senior members of the team are still there with them,” said Seidl. “All the team members who had been tested as a precaution tested negative, which is fantastic news.

“The person that had tested positive is now feeling well and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to the UK this week.”

McLaren, along with other British-based teams, has shut down its Formula 1 operation today in line with the early commencement of this year’s ‘summer break’ and in response to the restrictions on working and travel introduced in the UK this week to stop the spread of the pandemic.

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  1. Good luck trying to find a flight!

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