Racing Point’s lead driver Sergio Perez has tested positive for COVID-19 following a repeated test, that saw him test positive for the infection.
The Mexican who is 6th in the driver’s championship had been self-isolating today after an uncertain test result, making him miss the media exercises. In an announcement given by Formula 1 and the game’s governing body colleagues who came into close contact with Perez will likewise need to self-isolate as well.
“The procedures set out by the FIA and Formula 1 have provided for swift containment of an incident that will have no wider impact on this weekend’s event.”
“Perez has entered self-quarantine in accordance with the instructions of the relevant public health authorities and will continue to follow the procedure mandated by those authorities. With the assistance of the local organizer of the British Grand Prix, local health authorities and the FIA COVID-19 delegate, a full track and trace initiative has been undertaken and all close contacts have been quarantined.” according to a statement given by FIA and Formula 1.
Racing Point now has to find a replacement for Perez as he’s sure to be out of the British Grand Prix and the 70 anniversary Grand Prix, which is due only in a few weeks’ time.