(Motorsport-Complete.com) – Not all McLaren employees leave Melbourne immediately. As the traditional British team has now announced, 14 employees were quarantined on site in the team hotel. They all would have had “close contact” with the team member who had already tested positive for the coronavirus pathogen battle.
All of this happens “in accordance with the local health guidelines of the authorities”, McLaren emphasizes in a short commentary. It also says: “The [14 Angestellten] are supported by senior staff who stay with them during the quarantine.” It is not known who it is.
As McLaren further explains, all team members with symptoms of the disease should immediately undergo a coronavirus take a look at and immediately quarantine themselves
No direct return to the team headquarters in Woking
Some McLaren employees have been released to return to the paddock at the Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne and pack the equipment of the racing team before they return to the UK.
There, however, they and all other people from the racing team will be denied access to the McLaren Skills Center, McLaren's team headquarters, for two weeks – “for security reasons”, the racing team announced. One does not want to risk that the travelers infect the employees on site.
In addition, the press release states: “McLaren supports the Decision of Formula 1, FIA and Australian Sizable Prix Society to cancel the event. “
After the discovery of a coronavirus If in his own ranks, McLaren had previously announced his retirement from the race weekend and had come hours earlier than the Formula 1 decision. ( Follow the latest information on worldwide motorsport cancellations in the Coronavirus ticker now! )