F1 confirms four positive Covid-19 cases

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Formula One and the FIA jointly announced that four people tested positive in the last seven-day period, including Pirelli’s Head of F1 and Car Racing Mario Isola.

Formula One’s sole tyre supplier Pirelli communicated earlier that Mario Isola tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday 15 November at the Turkish Grand Prix. After returning a positive result during the regular Sunday COVID testing schedule, Isola immediately started self-isolating. The Italian was asymptomatic.

„All close contacts have been declared, retested, and no further positive cases have been returned. Mario Isola will be repatriated to Italy following all the relevant stringent health protocols,” read a statement from Pirelli.

In addition to the positive case for Isola, the FIA and Formula One confirmed that between Friday 13th November and Thursday 19th November, 746 tests for COVID-19 have been performed on drivers, teams and personnel. Of these tests, 4 people tested positive including Mario Isola.

The sport provides this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency. However, it communicates no further details as to teams or individuals with the results being made public every 7 days.