Williams CEO and team principal Jost Capito will miss the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after testing positive for Covid-19, the team has confirmed.
Despite the positive test for their team principal, Williams say that there has been “no wider impact on Williams Racing personnel and the team will continue to operate trackside as planned”.
The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix weekend will be a poignant one for the Grove-based team who will be mourning the loss of the team’s founder, Sir Frank Williams, following the 79-year-old’s death last week. The team will run a tribute to him on their cars.
Williams head to the Jeddah Corniche Circuit in eighth place in the constructors’ championship on 23 points – 12 ahead of Alfa Romeo.
Notable positive Covid-19 cases in F1
|18/3/2020||One team member||McLaren||Race subsequently cancelled|
|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 McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown|
|4/9/2021||Kimi Raikkonen||Alfa Romeo||Missed two races|
|7/10/2021||Alan van der Merwe and Dr Ian Roberts||Medical Car team||Missed Turkish Grand Prix|
|2/11/2021||Jost Capito||Williams||Missed Saudi Arabian Grand Prix|
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