Red Bull Racing has just confirmed that sporting director Jonathan Wheatley has tested positive for the corona virus and that he will therefore be absent from the Bahrain Grand Prix. The team emphasizes that no other team members will have to be quarantined.
“We can confirm that sporting director Jonathan Wheatley has tested positive for COVID-19 during the mandatory pre-race test. Don’t attend Bahrain, “the statement read. Jonathan’s duties will be shared by a number of team members during this weekend’s Grand Prix. After contact tracing, it has been found that the positive test has not resulted in other team members having to isolate themselves. of the team. ”
However, Red Bull Racing is not the first team on the grid to be confronted with a positive contamination. So is Racing Point Badly hit by the virus earlier in the season, with positive infections for Lawrence Stroll, Lance Stroll in Sergio Perez. In addition, also Williamsteam boss Simon Roberts has been infected with corona and there have been the necessary infections within the teams themselves. Fortunately, the protocols ensured that the virus could always be contained at breakneck speed.