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14 McLaren team members stay in Melbourne

(Motorsport-Total.com) – Not all McLaren employees leave Melbourne immediately. As the traditional British team has now announced, 14 employees were quarantined on site in the team hotel. They all had “close contact” with the team member who had already tested positive for the coronavirus pathogen.

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Not all McLaren employees go home to Woking immediately … zoom

All of this happens “in accordance with the local health guidelines of the authorities,” McLaren emphasized in a short statement. It also says: “The [14 Angestellten] are supported by senior executives who stay with them during the quarantine. “It is not known who it is.

As McLaren further explains, all team members with symptoms of illness should be immediately subjected to a coronavirus test and immediately quarantined.

No direct return to the team headquarters in Woking

However, some McLaren employees have been released to return to Melbourne’s Albert Park Circuit paddock and pack the team’s equipment before returning to the UK.

There, however, they and all other people from the racing team will be denied access to the McLaren Technology Center, McLaren’s team headquarters, for two weeks – “for security reasons,” the racing team said. One does not want to risk that the travelers infect the employees on site.

The press release also says: “McLaren supports the decision by Formula 1, the FIA ​​and the Australian Grand Prix company to cancel the event.”

After a coronavirus case became known in his own ranks, McLaren had previously announced his retirement from the race weekend and had come hours earlier than the Formula 1 decision. (Follow the latest information on worldwide motorsport cancellations in the corona virus ticker!)

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