Pirelli F1 Boss Mario Isola Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Isola tested positive for COVID-19 just a day after the Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul.

Pirelli’s head of F1 and motorsport, Mario Isola, has tested positive for coronavirus following the Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday.

Isola is currently asymptomatic and is self-isolating. No one who came into contact with him over the course of the race weekend has tested positive for COVID-19.

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“The FIA, Formula 1 and Pirelli can confirm that Pirelli Head of F1 and Car Racing Mario Isola has tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday 15 November at the Turkish Grand Prix,” it was announced in a statement.

“Mario returned a positive result during the regular Sunday COVID testing schedule. He is now isolating, and is asymptomatic and will adhere to the local medical guidelines. All close contacts have been declared, retested, and no further positive cases have been returned.”

Shortly after the pandemic escalated in Europe, Isola volunteered as an ambulance driver and paramedic in Milan.

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