BWT Racing Point F1 team driver Sergio Perez has been confirmed to have tested positive for Covid-19. This is the first confirmed positive test of a F1 driver so far this season. BWT Racing Point are set to announce a replacement driver in due course. We wish Sergio Perez a speedy recovery and hope to see him back at the track soon.
FIA race director Michael Masi has stated "We are working with the Team, They will need to make an approach to the FIA and based on the circumstances we would approve such a change - And that driver would continue on for the rest of the weekend"
Formula 1 are testing all at track personnel every few days to ensure everyone in the paddock is kept as safe as possible and reduce the risk of transmission as much as possible. Face masks are in use at all times at circuits and social distancing rules are in place to reduce the chances of an outbreak.