McLaren Racing has shared an update on the F1 team members who have come up with negative COVID-19 results but are still in self-isolation.
McLaren has updated about its F1 team members who are stuck in Australia after one was detected to have a positive result with COVID-19. The Woking-based outfit has confirmed that 19 personnel are there in Melbourne at the moment.
From the 19, there are 16 who ware under quarantine while three are there in support of their personnel – one of them being Andrea Stella. The member who was tested positive for COVID-19 is not showing any symptom but hasn’t been tested as negative.
At the same time, the results of seven team members has returned as negative. An additional member also developed similar symptom as the positive tested member but McLaren hasn’t confirmed if that person has got the virus or not.
For now, everyone will remain in Australia for another week as per the norm of a 14-day quarantine. Meanwhile, Carlos Sainz updated about his negative result for COVID-19 upon returning home. But Pirelli noted that one of its F1 personnel has got the virus.
Here’s an update from McLaren:
“McLaren is pleased to confirm that all seven of its race team members who were tested for coronavirus while in quarantine in Melbourne have returned negative results. All are doing well and in good spirits.
“The one team member that tested positive initially is also now free of symptoms. The balance of personnel were not required to be tested at the direction of the medical authorities. In total, 16 members of the team were placed in quarantine, 14 due to close contact with the team member who tested positive, and an additional team member who developed symptoms over the weekend.
“As a precaution, these team members will remain in self-isolation for a further week to honour the 14-day period as requested by the Australian medical authorities. The team continues to be supported by three members of senior management who have stayed for the duration.
“On behalf of the team and all McLaren personnel in Melbourne, the team sends its thanks for all the well wishes, support and offers of care package deliveries, which are going a long way to maintain team morale.”
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