Update (09/10) | Second and possibly third corona infection at Mercedes, six replacements Formula 1

Update (09/10) | Second and possibly third corona infection at Mercedes, six replacements

By Dennis Schnitzler 09 October 2020 | 13:08


An employee at the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team tested positive for the corona virus, according to The Race. A spokesman for the German racing team stressed that it was not Lewis Hamilton or Valtteri Bottas, but another member of the racing team.

Mercedes addresses the situation as prescribed by the FIA. The consequences for the Formula 1 team are still unclear and it is not yet certain if the contamination has also been observed at the Nürburgring. In the 2020 season, 1822 corona tests have so far revealed ten positive cases, not all of them on location: employees in the factories are also included.

In addition to the German racing team, McLaren has also had a positive test among its employees. Prior to the Australian Grand Prix an employee test positive, before the entire Grand Prix weekend was cancelled. The consequences for Mercedes are still unclear.

Update (09/10) | Second and possibly third corona infection at Mercedes, six replacements

On Friday morning, another employee tested positive for the coronavirus at Mercedes. Each employee of the German team was tested again after the first corona infection, after which another case came to light. A third person is still waiting after an unclear test.

A total of six people have to be quarantined because of the positive corona tests, for which six replacements have flown in from England. In addition to the two people infected with the virus, those who have been in direct contact with the two must also be quarantined.

A third person was given back a test which revealed unclear information, which means that he has to be tested again. The fact that replacements have been flown in means that Mercedes can continue to race at the Nürburgring until now.

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