During the week of the Bahrain Grand Prix, twelve people tested positive for the corona virus. In the opening race of this season, Formula One has conducted a total of 8,150 tests on the drivers, employees and other personnel of the Bahrain International Circuit.
Formula One said in a brief report on Tuesday: “The FIA and Formula One will continue to publish this information at every Grand Prix in order to maintain integrity and transparency. ” statement.
In the positive case, there were at least two Aston Martin employees, as announced Friday before the first two free acts began. Then, the team immediately took measures to prevent further spread.
Bahrain has vaccinated most of the population against COVID-19 and provided corona vaccines to all drivers and employees upon arrival. It is understood that Formula One and the British team including Aston Martin did not use it.
The offer has been accepted by companies such as Ferrari and AlphaTauri. Other teams choose whether to vaccinate everyone. Max Verstappen (Max Verstappen) said in the preliminaries at the weekend that he had previously been vaccinated in his hometown of Monaco.
Verstappen started from pole position in Bahrain, but had to leave the victory to Lewis Hamilton, finishing second. The second Formula One race in 2021 will be held on April 18th at the Imola Circuit in Italy.