Verstappen can still race in Sakhir after a negative coronavirus test

03-12-2020 07:48 | Updated: 03-12-2020 11:16
by GPblog.com
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Verstappen can still race in Sakhir after a negative coronavirus test

Max Verstappen can start the coming weekend during the Grand Prix of Bahrain. The Dutchman came in contact with Lewis Hamilton on Sunday, but Verstappen himself again tests negative for the virus.

The Formula 1 world was shocked on Tuesday with some remarkable news. Hamilton would have been in contact before the weekend with someone who had tested positive for the coronavirus, but continued to test negative throughout the weekend. After the seven-time world champion had minor symptoms on Monday, he decided to do one more test after all.

Verstappen can just race

That test was positive and Hamilton must now be quarantined. The Brit, however, came into contact with many people throughout the weekend, including Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon on the podium in Bahrain. So it was feared that Verstappen, too, would now be infected with the virus, but according to De Telegraaf that is not the case.

According to them, Verstappen carried out a test on Wednesday, which again turned out to be negative. The Dutchman had already planned this test on Wednesday, because the drivers are obliged to test once every five days and he had been tested for the last time on Friday. However, it may still be the case that a later test by Verstappen still turns out to be positive, as was the case with Hamilton.

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