Perez possibly infected by private chef: "He was extremely careful"

14-08-2020 17:05
by Matt Gretton
F1 News
Perez possibly infected by private chef: He was extremely careful

Sergio Perez was allowed to rejoin his Racing Point for the Spanish Grand Prix after two missed races at Silverstone. The Mexican tested positive for the coronavirus and it appears he may have been infected by a hired private chef.

Perez denies everything

Rumors have been circulating that Perez contracted the virus in Mexico when he went to visit his mother. In the FIA press conference he denied all rumors, but he did not say where he had contracted it.

Done carefully

According to his team boss Otmar Szafnauer, Perez did not contract the virus in Mexico, but in Europe. “We think he contracted the virus from a private chef. Once back in Europe, he hired a private chef because all restaurants were closed, ”Szafnauer told Sky Sports F1.

“He was extremely careful. He stayed with his parents and did not eat out. So we think he got infected by his private chef. It could have happened to anyone ”, Szafnauer concludes.

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