FIA Formula 1 medical car crew to be replaced for Turkish GP after testing positive for Covid-19

South African Formula One medical car driver Alan Van Der Merwe (L) and British medical car doctor

The FIA and Formula 1’s regular medical car crew will not be in Turkey for this weekend’s race after they tested positive for Covid-19…

Medical car driver Alan van der Merwe and medical delegate Ian Roberts, who are on hand at every race and among the first on the scene if there is an on-track accident, returned the positive result in their pre-event tests.

They therefore did not travel to Istanbul and are current self-isolating.

The FIA say they will be replaced by Formula E’s Safety Car driver Bruno Correia and Medical Delegate Dr Bruno Franceschini.

The duo, who played a key role in helping Romain Grosjean escape from his stricken Haas car after it burst into flames in Bahrain late last year, will need to negative tests to return for the United States Grand Prix which follows later this month.

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