(Motorsport-Total.com) – Formula 1 has its second confirmed case of a coronavirus infection. After a McLaren employee tested positive in Melbourne last weekend and is already on the mend , it has now become known that an employee of the team from tire manufacturer Pirelli has also become infected.
Closer minute print on the case have not yet been confirmed. The check was apparently carried out in Melbourne on Sunday. The particular person concerned is now undergoing all the measures ordered by the Australian health authorities. This is believed to be a quarantine.
A Pirelli observation says the Australian authorities have confirmed that there have been no contacts between the employee and other people that would allow the continuation of the Infection chain suspect about this particular person. Accordingly, no special measures are required for other people.
Pirelli had already taken special safety measures before the infection was confirmed. The area in which the tires are mounted on rims was organized differently than usual, “because we at Pirelli are in contact with all other teams. We therefore have to prevent the virus from spreading.” This requires a “smart” way of working.
In addition to the Pirelli employee, there are currently 14 in Melbourne McLaren employees on site in Melbourne in quarantine. Team boss Andreas Seidl stayed until Saturday evening for this reason, but then traveled back to his home in Munich.
The factories of the Formula 1 teams continue to run, albeit largely without the members of the Racing teams that stay at home for two weeks so as not to infect colleagues. Only at Ferrari did the factory in Maranello have to be completely closed .