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Formula 1 got a huge boost when organizers announced zero positive coronavirus tests prior to the return

Formula 1 got a huge boost when organizers announced zero positive coronavirus tests prior to the return

  • Prior to the return, 4,032 drivers, teams and personnel were tested on Covid-19
  • The results were negative, allowing the first Grand Prix of the year to take place
  • The Grand Prix takes place on Sunday in Austria at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg

Formula 1 organizers have announced zero positive tests for coronavirus ahead of the sport’s return this weekend.

After a long delay due to the global pandemic, the first Grand Prix of the year will take place in Austria on Sunday at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, and the restart has been bolstered by news of a full round of negative tests.

“The FIA ​​and Formula 1 can confirm today that between Friday, June 26 and Thursday, July 2, 4,032 drivers, teams and personnel have been tested on Covid-19,” said a joint statement.

Formula 1 announces zero positive tests for coronavirus prior to this weekend's return

Formula 1 announces zero positive tests for coronavirus prior to this weekend’s return

“Of these, zero people tested positive.”

Strict race restart protocols have been implemented, where teams are tested before leaving their respective countries and staff visiting the circuit are tested every five days, while there are daily temperature checks before entering the facility.

In the build-up, team personnel have also been kept in bubbles, away from other teams and even away from colleagues in different departments.

Prior to returning on Sunday, 4,032 drivers, teams and staff were tested on Covid-19

Prior to returning on Sunday, 4,032 drivers, teams and staff were tested on Covid-19

Prior to returning on Sunday, 4,032 drivers, teams and staff were tested on Covid-19

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