Mexican F1 driver Perez isolating after inconclusive COVID take a look at

Silverstone, July 30

Mexican Formula One driver Sergio Perez was self-isolating on Thursday after an inconclusive take a look at for COVID-19, the governing FIA stated on the British Grand Prix.

A spokesman for the Silverstone-based Racing Point group stated Perez, who was awaiting the results of a re-test and never on the circuit, had not been again to Mexico since he final raced in Hungary on July 19.

Perez had been as a consequence of attend a video information convention with group mate Lance Stroll on the circuit however the Canadian confronted questions alone.

If the re-test comes again constructive, Perez can be dominated out of Sunday’s fourth spherical of the season.

Racing Point share reserve drivers with engine provider Mercedes, who’ve Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne and Mexican Esteban Gutierrez accessible.

Formula One has began its delayed season with out spectators and beneath fastidiously managed circumstances, with groups working in ‘bubbles’ and all staff and people with entry to the paddock examined each 5 days.

The sport has to this point reported solely two constructive outcomes, neither involving individuals who attended races, from greater than 15,000 checks carried out from June 26 to July 23.

Formula One chairman Chase Carey stated earlier than the beginning of the season that the game wouldn’t cancel a race even when a driver returned a constructive take a look at.

“We encourage teams to have procedures in place so if an individual has to be put in quarantine, we have the ability to quarantine them at a hotel and to replace that individual,” he stated then.

The authentic season-opener in Melbourne in March was cancelled after a McLaren worker examined constructive earlier than the monitor motion had began. Reuters

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