The Williams F1 Team has confirmed that it has had “a number” of positive COVID-19 test results over the course of the last two grand prix – namely the Portuguese and Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
“Williams can confirm that we have had a number of positive COVID-19 cases during the course of the Portuguese and Emilia Romagna Grands Prix,” the team said in a statement.
Continuing, the Grove-based outfit said they won’t be “detailing any individual’s private information” but stressed that all the positive cases have been managed in accordance with the FIA’s coronavirus guidelines.
“In order to ensure we follow these guidelines, several members of our trackside team are also isolating as a result of being identified as close contacts of these positive cases,” Williams noted.
“As per our internal COVID-19 protocols, a number of factory-based team members will therefore fulfil these roles for the upcoming Turkish Grand Prix weekend.
“We ask for understanding that we will not be adding any additional information on this subject, but we would like to extend our thanks to all our traveling and factory based team members and their families, for their continued work and support during what is an extremely challenging time.”
The most recent round of COVID-19 tests in Formula One yielded eight positive results, bringing the running total up to 63.
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