Formula One has announced that zero people tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus over the course of the last week of the 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship.
Since the coronavirus-delayed 2020 F1 season kicked off in Austria on July 5, the FIA and Formula One have done a brilliant 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 were operating in bubbles to reduce the risk of contracting and spreading the virus. Everyone entering the paddock was required to undergo tests for Covid-19 every five days.
The sport confirmed that no one tested positive for the coronavirus over the last week that included the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
„The FIA and Formula 1 can today confirm that between Friday 11th December and Thursday 17th December, 2,138 tests for COVID-19 have been performed on drivers, teams and personnel. Of these, zero people tested positive.
„The FIA and Formula 1 are providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency,” read the Formula One statement.