McLaren confirm team member’s coronavirus symptoms 'have gone'

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 13: The empty McLaren hospitality area is pictured before practice for

There’s been some good news from Down Under, with McLaren revealing the team member who tested positive for coronavirus at the Australian Grand Prix “is recovering well and the symptoms have gone”.

The iconic British team pulled out of the Australian Grand Prix on Thursday night after one of their team tested positive for the coronavirus. The race was then cancelled the following day.

Fourteen members of the team who came into close contact with him were placed in quarantine for 14 days, and McLaren CEO Zak Brown says they “are in good spirits”.

Brown added that Racing Director Andrea Stella has stayed in Australia to support those in quarantine.

Zak Brown (USA) McLaren Executive Director.
20.09.2019. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 15,

McLaren boss Zak Brown says his quarantined employees are "in good spirits"

The rest of the race team have returned to the UK, but they will not return to their MTC headquarters for two weeks as a precautionary measure.

F1 and the FIA now expect the 2020 season to begin at the end of the May – though this will be regularly reviewed.

The Bahrain and Vietnam Grands Prix (rounds two and three) have been postponed, along with the previously postponed Chinese Grand Prix.

Meanwhile, the Dutch and Spanish GPs are in talks with F1 and the FIA about what the situation means for their races.

READ MORE: Ferrari suspend production at Formula 1 factory amid coronavirus spread


Coming Up

Coming Up


Hamilton hails ‘the best weekend I’ve had all year’ after Barcelona podium as he defends Sainz lunge