F1 reports three positive cases

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Formula One and the FIA jointly announced that three people tested positive in the last seven-day period, which was the ultimate test period of the 2020 F1 season.

Since the coronavirus-delayed 2020 F1 season kicked off in Austria on July 5, the sport has done a tremendous job to ensure that the safety of drivers, teams and staff is guaranteed. This included the social distancing in the paddock area and the mandatory wearing of face coverings.

During race weekends, teams and F1 staff are operating in bubbles to reduce the risk of contracting and spreading the virus. Everyone entering the paddock must undergo tests for Covid-19 every five days.

Formula One and the FIA announced every seven day the results of the tests of the previous period. The sport has now confirmed that between Friday 4th December and Thursday 10th December, 7,723 tests for COVID-19 have been performed on drivers, teams and personnel. Of these, 3 people tested positive.

„The FIA and Formula 1 are providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency. No further details as to teams or individuals will be provided by the FIA or Formula 1 and results will be made public every 7 days,” read Formula One statement.