Ferrari sports director in favour of relaxing corona measures within F1
By Tomas Mota 26 June 2020 | 09:53
The Formula 1-staff is now, instead of every two days, being tested every five days on the coronavirus. This decision was made given the revised protocols for the king motorsport class against the virus. Laurent Mekies, Ferrari sports director, was one of the proponents of this adaptation.
Mekies is therefore not very concerned about the revised protocols. "We all have to do a test to enter the paddock within four days before going to Austria. So anyone who walks in the paddock will have had a COVID-19 test in less than four days", the Frenchman told RaceFans.net.
"Protect ourselves extra by testing every five days"
"Once we are in the paddock, and as you know, we will be there for a number of days because we do two races back-to-back in Austria, every five days everybody will be re-tested", Mekies continues with his view on the measures. "So once we are in the F1 paddock bubble, even though we are all tested before going in, we’ll be adding an extra layer where every five days everybody would be tested at the track." With this, Formula 1 hopes to keep the paddock virus-free. (Photo: Ferrari F1 Team)