The Racing Point driver has tested positive, which means he will miss the next two grand prix in favor of an unexpected comeback …

Unfortunately, this was bound to happen in the end … Spared since the start of the season, Formula 1 is finally experiencing its first case of Covid-19 in the person of Sergio Pérez. Thursday, the Mexican pilot has indeed passed two tests which confirmed his contamination by the coronavirus, and therefore his immediate exclusion for a period of fifteen days. “In accordance with the health protocol put in place with the collaboration of local authorities, the driver Sergio Pérez has been quarantined and will follow the procedure imposed by these same authorities”, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) said in a press release. “A tracking system has also been set up and all people who have been in contact with Pérez have also been quarantined.”

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