Formula 1

Seven other McLaren team members test negative for coronavirus

by Matt Beer
1 min read

McLaren personnel who were tested for possible coronavirus after one member of the team was diagnosed with COVID-19 have all returned negative results, the team has confirmed.

The team ultimately placed 16 of its staff in quarantine in Melbourne, one more than originally stated as an additional member of the team also subsequently developed symptoms, with seven undergoing testing for coronavirus.

However, none of those tested positive – although they will remain in self-isolation for another week to fulfil the 14-day period requested by the Australian medical authorities.

Three members of senior management remained in Australia to support those in quarantine, while the team member who tested positive is no longer showing any symptoms.

Driver Carlos Sainz has also confirmed he tested negative for COVID-19 after returning from Australia, although he also remains in quarantine as a precautionary measure.

As a result of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the F1 calendar, teams are set to bring forward the summer shutdown period to be completed before the end of April.

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