F1: Perez self-isolates after 'inconclusive' coronavirus test

Tanya Simon
July 30, 2020

Racing Point is in danger of losing their star driver Sergio Perez for British GP, as the first round of Covid-19 tests came out to be inconclusive for him.

If Perez tests positive, Formula 1 will continue to go on as emphasized continuously by the bosses of F1 since the start of the revised season.

Later it was announced by the conference MC that Perez was absent from the event as his test results were inconclusive.

The 30-Year-old from a Team Racing Point had to wait on Thursday on the results of further Tests before he was allowed to enter the grounds of the race track at Silverstone.

"He is self-isolating awaiting the results of a retest".

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If the re-test comes back positive, Perez would be ruled out of Sunday's fourth round of the season.

That would likely see Racing Point call upon one of Mercedes' reserve drivers, Stoffel Vandoorne or Esteban Gutierrez, to whom it has access through its engine deal with the German manufacturer.

All members of the sport's travelling bubble have to be tested for the virus every five days.

A second test for Perez is part of the FIA's protocols when screening all paddock personnel for COVID-19, but is the first time it has been made public that a driver has been required to conduct a re-test.

Both of these were recorded in Hungary two weeks ago, and neither individual had been in Austria at the opening two rounds.

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