Alfa Romeo Racing has introduced that the Hinwil-based outfit’s Crew Principal Frederic Vasseur is compelled to overlook the pre-season operating after testing constructive for the Covid-19.
Vasseur has develop into the newest high-profile F1 one who has contracted the coronavirus after Sergio Perez, Lance Stroll, Lewis Hamilton, Toto Wolff, Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris had examined constructive for Covid-19 beforehand.
The Frenchman just isn’t displaying any severe signs, however he has determined to remain at residence in France, lacking the one pre-season testing that’s set to start on Friday.
Alfa Romeo’s assertion stated: “Crew Principal, Frederic Vasseur, is not going to attend the pre-season take a look at happening in Bahrain between March twelfth and 14th.
“In the middle of his common schedule of Covid checks, Mr Vasseur had a constructive end result and, in response to the protocols set out by the French authorities, he instantly self-isolated in his residence. A second PCR take a look at, carried out two days later, returned a unfavorable end result. Mr Vasseur doesn’t show signs and is in good spirits.
“Nonetheless, within the pursuits of security of Mr Vasseur himself, the crew, all fellow opponents and the entire neighborhood and in respect of French laws, Mr Vasseur is not going to journey to Bahrain and can proceed working from residence for the following seven days, as required by the native authorities.
“Mr Vasseur might be absolutely operational and linked to the storage in the course of the take a look at, and no Deputy Crew Principal might be named, with no additional influence predicted on our operations this week,” stated the assertion.
Alfa Romeo will subject an unchanged driver line-up with Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi staying for a 3rd 12 months collectively. The crew’s 2021 challenger, the C41 is an evolution of its predecessor and might be powered as soon as once more by Ferrari’s energy unit.