The FIA, Formula 1 and Alfa Romeo Racing can confirm that during pre-event PCR testing for the Bahrain Formula 1 Tests, Team Principal Frédéric Vasseur returned a positive result for COVID-19. According to the protocols set out by the French authorities, he immediately self-isolated at his home.
In respect of French regulations and in the interests of safety of Mr Vasseur himself, the team, all fellow competitors and the whole community, he will not travel to Bahrain and will continue to isolate at home for the next seven days.
No other members of the Alfa Romeo Racing team have been affected, and the procedures set out by the FIA and Formula 1 will ensure no wider impact on this week’s pre-season test which will continue as planned.
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