McLaren has confirmed three of its team members have tested positive for Covid-19.Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris, were not among his close contacts.
According to McLaren the positive cases will not have any affect on their participation in this weekend’s British Grand Prix.
“McLaren Racing confirmed today that three team members, including CEO Zak Brown, tested positive for Covid-19 during the team’s rigorous testing programme before the British Grand Prix,” said the team in a statement. “Neither of our drivers are close contacts.
“All three cases are unconnected and now isolating in accordance with government guidelines. The team’s operations for the British Grand Prix are unaffected.”
Norris tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this year before the season began, which did not affect his participation in the championship.
Last year a McLaren team member tested positive for Covid-19 at the Australian Grand Prix. That led the team to withdraw from the event, which was subsequently called off.
Notable positive Covid-19 cases in F1
|18/03/2020||One team member||McLaren|
|30/07/2020||Sergio Perez||Racing Point||Missed British and 70th Anniversary grands prix|
|08/10/2020||Six team members||Mercedes|
|13/10/2020||Two team members||Renault|
|21/10/2020||Lawrence Stroll||Racing Point|
|21/10/2020||Lance Stroll||Racing Point||Missed Eifel Grand Prix|
|30/10/2020||Four team members||Racing Point|
|26/11/2020||Jonathan Wheatley||Red Bull|
|1/12/2020||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||Missed Sakhir Grand Prix|
|11/3/2021||Frederic Vasseur||Alfa Romeo|
|25/3/2021||Two team members||Aston Martin|
|15/7/2021||Three team members||McLaren||Including Zak Brown|
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