Nine people tested positive at the British Grand Prix

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Formula One and the FIA have announced that the sport continued its intensive testing for Covid-19 during the 2021 British Grand Prix race weekend with nine people returning positive result.

The FIA and Formula One have made tremendous effort since the sport returned to action at last year’s season-opening Austrian Grand Prix. Both the governing body and the Commercial Rights’ Holder have delivered great efforts to ensure the action can continue in a safe manner for the teams, drivers, travelling staff and the people working on the hosting venues.

Since the start of the 2020 season, the FIA and Formula 1 have been providing aggregated information from each Grand Prix for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency.

The sport confirmed on Monday that "at the 2021 FIA Formula 1 British Grand Prix, between Monday 12th July and Sunday 18th July, 5,496 tests for COVID-19 were performed on drivers, teams and personnel. Of these, 9 people tested positive."