Team member of Formula 1 team Mercedes tests positive for coronavirus

“This has been handled in accordance with FIA protocols,” confirms a spokesman for the international motorsport federation FIA. Mercedes said it is certainly not about their drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. Sunday is the Grand Prix of the Eifel at the Nürburgring in Germany.

Formula 1 reported ten positive Covid-19 tests at the Russian GP last week, the highest number to date. The race in Sochi had quite a crowd. Organizers said that about 30,000 people visited the Olympic Park every day.

Racing Point’s Mexican Sergio Pérez remains the only driver to test positive for the virus so far. He missed two GPs at Silverstone in England in August.

Formula 1 will drive at the Nürburgring for the first time since 2013 on Sunday. In Germany, Hamilton will have another chance to claim his 91st victory. The leader of Mercedes is also well on his way to equaling Michael Schumacher as the record champion in Formula 1. Hamilton is heading for his seventh world title almost unthreatened.

In the new Formula 1 podcast, Erik van Haren and Christijan Albers look ahead to the upcoming Grand Prix in Germany. It is also extensively about the departure of Honda and the future of Max at Red Bull:

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