Two Aston Martin employees were placed in isolation on Friday because they tested positive for the corona virus in Bahrain. A spokesperson has confirmed this against the website Racefans. The first two free practice sessions of the new Formula 1 season will take place in Bahrain on Friday.
Aston Martin has not yet officially responded, but the spokesperson says that the news is correct and that the team has taken all measures to prevent further spread.
Bahrain, which has already vaccinated much of the population against COVID-19, offered all drivers and employees in Formula 1 a corona vaccine upon arrival. As far as is known, the Formula 1 organization and British teams, including Aston Martin, did not use it and are waiting their turn in their own country.
Some team members of the Italian teams Ferrari and AlphaTauri would have taken up the offer.
Last season, Aston Martin, then still called Racing Point, was also plagued by the virus. Both Lance Stroll and Sergio Pérez then had to miss a race after a positive test. Four employees and team owner Lawrence Stroll also contracted the virus.
Aston Martin drivers Sebastian Vettel and Stroll report to the track in Bahrain on Friday at 12.30 pm for the first free practice.
Bahrain GP Program
- First training: Friday 12.30 pm
- Second training: Friday 4 p.m.
- Third training: Saturday 1 p.m.
- Qualifying: Saturday 4 p.m.
- Race: Sunday 5 p.m.
Source site www.nu.nl