More than 4,000 coronavirus tests in F1 show negative

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There have been no positive cases from more than 4,000 coronavirus tests carried out on Formula One personnel over the past seven days, F1 mentioned on Saturday.

F1 has its first race on Sunday in Austria, 4 months after the opening race in Australia was cancelled and the season postponed.

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Everyone coming into the monitor on the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg needed to have examined negative before travelling and all — from drivers to team members, monitor employees and media — are being examined each 5 days by private medical teams on spot.

“The (governing body) FIA and Formula 1 can at present affirm that between Friday 26th June and Thursday 2nd July, 4,032 drivers, teams and personnel have been examined for COVID-19. Of these, zero individuals have examined positive,” F1 mentioned in a press release. “No particular particulars as to groups or people might be supplied by the FIA or Formula 1 and outcomes might be made public each seven days.”

There is one other race in Austria subsequent weekend and the following race might be held on the Hungaroring in Hungary one week later.

There are eight races going down in Europe. After Hungary, there are back-to-back races on the British GP, then single races in Spain, Belgium and Italy.

FIA president Jean Todt mentioned Saturday that discussions are ongoing with F1 proprietor and rights holder Liberty Media over the remainder of the season. F1 stays hopeful of hosting 15-18 of the unique 22 races by rescheduling a number of the postponed ones, with the season ending in December in Bahrain and Abu Dhabi.

“More particulars might be given at the moment,” Todt mentioned.


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