The FIA and Formula One issued a joint statement, confirming that zero positive Covid-19 results were recorded amongst F1 personnel in latest round of testing.
The FIA and Formula One have put a set of strict measures in place in order to promote safety and health of drivers, teams and travelling staff at the opening grands prix of the curtailed 2020 F1 season. Besides reducing the number of people in the paddock, the sport has also introduced continuous testing for the novel Covid-19 coronavirus. Any personnel attending a race must produce a negative result before they can enter the track, and they are also tested over the course of the race weekends.
The sport previously announced that it would provide aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency. The results are made public every 7 days, but no specific details as to teams or individuals will be provided.
The sport has now announced the latest results. Between 17th July and 23rd July, 1461 tests for the novel coronavirus have been performed on drivers, teams and personnel with zero people having been tested positive.
The FIA and Formula One statement in full: „The FIA and Formula 1 can today confirm that between Friday 17th July and Thursday 23rd July, 1461 tests for COVID-19 have been performed on drivers, teams and personnel. Of these, zero people have tested positive. The lower number of tests conducted in this period compared to previous weeks reflects the fact there is a break in the race schedule following three back to back events.
„The FIA and Formula 1 are providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency. No specific details as to teams or individuals will be provided by the FIA or Formula 1 and results will be made public every 7 days.”