Mercedes have confirmed that one member of their team has tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of this weekend's Eifel Grand Prix at the Nurburgring.

    "We can confirm that a team member has tested positive," a Mercedes statement said on Thursday afternoon. "This has been handled and is being handled in line with FIA protocols, working closely with the FIA. We ask for your understanding that we won't be offering additional details."

    As part of Formula 1's safety protocols, every person involved in the sport and travelling to races is tested regularly so they can be quickly isolated should they return a positive result, while strict social distancing rules are in force at all circuits being used this season.