F1 confirms 3 positive cases for Covid-19 at the Qatar GP | F1only.fr

Formula 1 has confirmed having performed more than 4,000 Covid-19 tests in Doha betweenMonday 15 and Sunday 21 November as part of the 2021 Qatar Grand Prix, the twentieth round of the world championship.

These tests were carried out on the pilots, members of the team’s staff and all the members present in the Losail paddock (subcontractors, journalists, etc.). Of all these people tested, three people tested positive and were therefore immediately placed in solitary confinement.

 » The FIA ​​and Formula 1 can today confirm that at the 2021 Qatar Formula 1 Grand Prix, between Monday 15 and Sunday 21 November, 4,055 tests for Covid-19 were carried out on the drivers, teams and staff. Among them, three people tested positive. «  can we read in the report published by F1 this week.

As a reminder, so far since the start of the health crisis in 2020, seven F1 drivers have tested positive for Covid-19: Sergio Perez, Lance Stroll, Lewis Hamilton, Lando Norris, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly and more recently Kimi Raikkonen, while the crew of the medical car also tested positive on the eve of the Turkish Grand Prix. The next round of the 2021 World Championship will be played in Saudi Arabia from December 3 to 5 on the brand new urban track in Jeddah.

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