Raikkonen out of Dutch GP with Covid

Kimi Raikkonen gained the 2007 Components 1 world championship title with Ferrari

Alfa Romeo driver Kimi Raikkonen has examined optimistic for Covid-19 and can miss this weekend’s Dutch Grand Prix.

Alfa Romeo mentioned: “Kimi is displaying no signs and is in good spirits. He has instantly entered isolation”

Kubica final raced on the finish of the 2019 season for Williams however has examined for Alfa quite a lot of occasions this yr.

An Alfa Romeo spokesman mentioned: “We ran an intensive shut contacts test and I am glad to say there isn’t a additional influence to our operations for the remainder of the weekend.”

F1’s governing physique the FIA has strict Covid protocols which require the rapid isolation after which retesting of anybody designated an in depth contact of somebody who has a optimistic check end result.

Alfa mentioned that “all shut contacts have been sorted in keeping with the FIA protocols”.

Williams chief government officer and workforce precept Jost Capito had dinner with Raikkonen on Friday night time and, as an in depth contact, is now isolating in his lodge room.

F1 applies the nationwide pointers of the nation during which the person race is being held and within the Netherlands the requirement is barely to must isolate as an in depth contact if an individual shouldn’t be vaccinated.

The overwhelming majority of F1 personnel have obtained a Covid-19 vaccine.

Raikkonen is the seventh F1 driver to contract coronavirus because the begin of the pandemic.

The primary was Mexican Sergio Perez, who missed two races early within the delayed 2020 season when he was driving for Racing Level.

His team-mate Lance Stroll adopted in October, earlier than seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton missed the penultimate race of the season when he caught it.

Hamilton final month spoke of his belied that he was nonetheless struggling the after-effects of the an infection – so-called ‘lengthy Covid’ by way of tiredness and an impact on his coaching.

McLaren driver Lando Norris, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly all contracted the illness through the low season whereas coaching in Dubai.

Quite a lot of senior figures, together with Mercedes workforce principal Toto Wolff, Aston Martin workforce proprietor Lawrence Stroll and Alfa Romeo workforce boss Frederic Vasseur have additionally examined optimistic.

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