Sergio Perez has became the first Formula One driver since the start of the season to test positive for coronavirus and was ruled out of this weekend’s British Grand Prix.
According to the details, Organisers, however, insisted that Sunday’s race will still go ahead as the incident “will have no wider impact on the event”.
A statement issued by the team said “Following the announcement that Sergio has tested positive for COVID-19 at the Silverstone Circuit ahead of the British Grand Prix, the team regrets to announce that he will be unable to participate in this weekend’s race.”
Sergio is the first driver to test positive for the virus since the world championship made its delayed start in Austria earlier in July under strict health protocols.
His team’s statement added that “Sergio is physically well and in good spirits, but he will continue to self-isolate under the guidelines of the relevant public health authorities, with safety the ultimate priority for the team and the sport,”
In addition to this, it is possible that Britain’s quarantine rules mean Perez will miss the fifth round of the championship, also at Silverstone, next weekend.