(Motorsport-Total.com) – Pirelli Formula 1 boss Mario Isola tested positive for the corona virus. The FIA announced this together with the Italian tire manufacturer on the Monday after the Gigantic Prix of Turkey. An assertion confirms that he tested positive for Sars-CoV-2 on race Sunday.
“The FIA, Formula 1 and Pirelli can confirm that Pirelli Formula 1 boss Mario Isola on Sunday, 15. November, at Turkey -Gigantic-Prix tested positive for COVID – 19. ” Isola completed a routine test on Sunday, which was positive.
Subsequently, the Italian isolated himself and has so far shown no symptoms. “In compliance with all strict health guidelines” he will now be returned to Italy.
All close contacts were also researched and retested, but no further positive cases were known. Isola herself has already spoken up on Twitter.
“Thank you for all your messages. I’m fine and fortunately I have no symptoms! I’ll be back soon!” He wrote the short message service. Isola is already the second person in the management of a manufacturer who tested positive.
Before the weekend it was announced that Williams team boss Simon Roberts tested positive for the virus and therefore would not be present in Turkey. The entire non-public on the track is tested every five days.
After Lance Stroll’s tumble at the Nürburgring, the guidelines were tightened again by the FIA. Now every person must also complete a Take a look at within hours of first entering the paddock.
The FIA last announced new corona numbers on Friday, eight obvious cases were therefore discovered before the last race weekend. That it hit Mario Isola of all people is particularly bitter, after all, in the first wave in Italy, he worked as a paramedic helped out.