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#1 Marklar

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:13

Welp

 

Following today’s announcement that Sergio Perez of the BWT Racing Point Formula 1 Team produced an inconclusive test result for COVID-19 at the Silverstone Circuit ahead of the 2020 FIA Formula 1 British Grand Prix, the FIA and Formula 1 can now confirm that the result of his re-test is positive.

 
Perez has entered self-quarantine in accordance with the instructions of the relevant public health authorities, and will continue to follow the procedure mandated by those authorities.
 
With assistance of the local organiser of the British Grand Prix, local health authorities and the FIA COVID-19 delegate, a full track and trace initiative has been undertaken and all close contacts have been quarantined. 
 
The procedures set out by the FIA and Formula 1 have provided for swift containment of an incident that will have no wider impact on this weekend’s event. 

https://www.fia.com/...lt-sergio-perez


Edited by Marklar, 30 July 2020 - 19:14.


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#2 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:14

Just saw this too...

That’s a tasty looking seat for whoever is now in for presumably the next 2 races!

Get well soon Sergio!

Let’s hope they’ve been following protocols fully, other drivers, mechanics etc will be nervous tonight -

Edited by FirstnameLastname, 30 July 2020 - 19:15.


#3 MortenF1

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:14

Sh*t!

#4 MortenF1

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:16

Was he tested just after the Hungarian GP as well, seeing as he wasn’t feeling well?

#5 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:16

Who is Tracing Points reserve this year?

#6 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:16

Was he tested just after the Hungarian GP as well, seeing as he wasn’t feeling well?


That’s right; he was complaining during the weekend...

#7 SagemX

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:16

How do the 'bubbles' work exactly, can drivers see family, loved ones and friends in between races? If so then chances are it's one them that's passed it onto him.



#8 Disgrace

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:17

Obviously, I hope he recovers. But if he caught it on a trip to Mexico, he's an idiot.



#9 SagemX

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:17

That’s right; he was complaining during the weekend...

Yeah, though you usually don't test positive for several days after the first symptoms from what I've seen



#10 RedBaron

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:17

So, everyone in his bubble is high risk. Only a matter of time before they announce half of Racing Point, maybe even Stroll is out surely.



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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:18

Who is Tracing Points reserve this year?

The 2 Mercedes reserve drivers, Gutierrez & Vandoorne



#12 thegamer23

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:18

Get well soon Checo!  :up:  :up:  :up:



#13 CSF

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:18

Where does Sergio live these days? 



#14 TomNokoe

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:19

Ah that sucks

#15 andyz

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:19

Well, what now?  He is surely already in GB, possibly Silverstone?

 

By the way, I like Your cat! :)



#16 H0R

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:19

Oh man. First of all: Get well, Sergio.

But also: Bummer for Racing Point, he is probably their more valuable driver. I am sorry for them, and I say this as a McLaren fan.


Edited by H0R, 30 July 2020 - 19:19.


#17 Jordan44

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:19

Chris Medland earlier:

And I've heard there's another candidate outside of Gutierrez/Vandoorne who could step in if required... #F1 #BritishGP

https://twitter.com/...8997988356?s=19

Edited by Jordan44, 30 July 2020 - 19:20.


#18 SonGoku

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:20

Did not someone on this forum found out Sergio was out the bubble doing something? Still, feel bad for him, get well soon!

#19 Alburaq

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:20

Who is Tracing Points reserve this year?

 

Zolt Baumgartner, Cristiano Damatta and a Lewis Hamilton clone.



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#20 alframsey

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:21

Will be a chance to see how the procedures will work now, let’s hope he recovers quickly and no other drivers have picked it up. Imagine if racing point are now riddled with it. I’d be a very nervous member of that team right now.

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#21 RedBaron

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:22

Chris Medland earlier:

And I've heard there's another candidate outside of Gutierrez/Vandoorne who could step in if required... #F1 #BritishGP

https://twitter.com/...8997988356?s=19

 

 

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#22 CSF

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:23

Chris Medland earlier:

And I've heard there's another candidate outside of Gutierrez/Vandoorne who could step in if required... #F1 #BritishGP

https://twitter.com/...8997988356?s=19

 

 

Jimmy Broadbent confirmed. 



#23 cpbell

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:25

Best wishes to him.  Sadly, it was inevitable that a team member or driver would test positive at some time this season.



#24 RedBaron

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:25

Imagine if Hulk came back and got his podium, the car could do it.



#25 SonGoku

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:25

@f1broadcasting Hmm... https://motorsport.c...ifying/4839213/ "Sergio Perez says he was left struggling with some dizzy spells during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix, as he helped lock out the second row of the grid for Racing Point."

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#26 Danyy

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:25

Hulkenberg could finally get his podium.

#27 CSF

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:27

 

 

The thing is, he would have been tested in the two weeks since then, no?



#28 SparkPlug86

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:27

That sucks - hope he gets better quickly and same for any other teams members that may have been infected.

 

I assume it's a 14 day quarantine, which means he'll miss both Silverstone races?

 

The Hulk would be a good choice tbh - Vandoorne I don't think is around, as he's prepping for the FE races. My guess is it will be Gutierrez.



#29 SagemX

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:28

@f1broadcasting Hmm... https://motorsport.c...ifying/4839213/ "Sergio Perez says he was left struggling with some dizzy spells during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix, as he helped lock out the second row of the grid for Racing Point."

It's not one of the standard symptoms but could very well have been the start as his body was fighting it



#30 Lipp

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:29

First, i do sincerely hope Perez will recover from this without any problems and also hope no-one in the team is infected

But oh, PLEAASE let it be true!!!! Hulk back on track!
(allthough, why not take George Russell?)
 

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#31 Laster

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:29

That’s terrible news for Perez right when he’s finally got a great car under him. I hope he shrugs it off quick, just a shame he’ll miss at least two races.

It seemed almost inevitable one of the drivers would get it at some point this season.

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:29

Hulkenberg could finally get his podium.

 

Don't ****ing jinx it...just *breathe*

 

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#33 Piif

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:29

For an athlete of his age, it's not that different from regular flu. But still, get well etc of course.

 

Who's gonna replace him?



#34 SagemX

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:29

The thing is, he would have been tested in the two weeks since then, no?

Yes, however positive test results can sometimes only come after several days or longer, need to wait until the markers in your system are high enough for the test to give a positive result.



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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:31

https://www.espn.com...ne-racing-point

It’s in Spanish but ESPN Mexico reporting that he was indeed in Guadalajara having dinner at a restaurant having pictures with fans. Lmao

#36 SagemX

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:31

For an athlete of his age, it's not that different from regular flu. But still, get well etc of course.

 

Who's gonna replace him?

Not necessarily, there are plenty stories of very healthy people online, those who run marathons often and with no underlying issues to end up not being able to run longer than 5 minutes before they're fully exhausted due to the damage it did to their lungs, and no guarantee that will heal either.



#37 balage06

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:31

It would be really interesting to see what Russell can do in the Racing Point, but I think neither Claire nor Stroll Sr would be too happy about that. :p



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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:32

Given his age and fitness he'll probably be fine, but best of luck for his recovery regardless.

 

Hope the people he's been in contact with lately are OK.

 

However, if he caught it by flying back to Mexico, meeting all sorts of people and not socially distancing, that would be a gross breach of his responsibilities to his team, wouldn't it?



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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:32

https://www.espn.com...ne-racing-point

It’s in Spanish but ESPN Mexico reporting that he was indeed in Guadalajara having dinner at a restaurant having pictures with fans. Lmao

 


Yeah, a guy on this forum said something like this earlier.

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#40 SagemX

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:32

https://www.espn.com...ne-racing-point

It’s in Spanish but ESPN Mexico reporting that he was indeed in Guadalajara having dinner at a restaurant having pictures with fans. Lmao

Seeing as he's now put the sport at risk of not being able to continue i.e, spreading it to the team and whatnot, it really should be punished.



#41 Diablobb81

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:32

First: get well soon.

Second: moron. For the trip and putting not only his health but also his career at risk.

#42 RedBaron

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:34

https://www.espn.com...ne-racing-point

It’s in Spanish but ESPN Mexico reporting that he was indeed in Guadalajara having dinner at a restaurant having pictures with fans. Lmao

 

 

If that's true. I'm glad he's out, that's reckless and stupid behaviour. He should know better.



#43 pitlanepalpatine

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:35

First: get well soon.

Second: moron. For the trip and putting not only his health but also his career at risk.

 

Are we sure Vettel didn't sneak in and switch the tests?  :p



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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:35

That sucks - hope he gets better quickly and same for any other teams members that may have been infected.

 

I assume it's a 14 day quarantine, which means he'll miss both Silverstone races?

 

The Hulk would be a good choice tbh - Vandoorne I don't think is around, as he's prepping for the FE races. My guess is it will be Gutierrez.

10 day self-isolation in the UK, which would rule him out of both races 



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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:35

https://www.espn.com...ne-racing-point
It’s in Spanish but ESPN Mexico reporting that he was indeed in Guadalajara having dinner at a restaurant having pictures with fans. Lmao


And now he’s been grounded for 2 weeks for being a naughty boy.

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:36

Not necessarily, there are plenty stories of very healthy people online, those who run marathons often and with no underlying issues to end up not being able to run longer than 5 minutes before they're fully exhausted due to the damage it did to their lungs, and no guarantee that will heal either.

 

Obviously there are, as the virus has infected hundreds of millions. Any disease can have a devastating effect on a marginal number of people, it's not that different really. With the ongoing focus on covid-19, it just helps those unfortunate ones to get 'on air'.

 

Kinda had to laugh hearing he was in Mexico which - if I understand correctly - hasn't really gotten the virus under control, unlike most european countries. So why not spend the 2 weeks here?  :confused:


Edited by Piif, 30 July 2020 - 19:38.


#47 Garndell

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:36

/Tinfoil on  They really want Stroll to win the head to head... /Tinfoil off

 

How do the 'bubbles' work exactly, can drivers see family, loved ones and friends in between races? If so then chances are it's one them that's passed it onto him.

 

Once you enter the Silverstone bubble you can only be at your accommodation or the track, no trips home, no jollies to Scotland or wherever.  Between Hungary & Silverstone, you can go home I believe.



#48 pacificquay

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:37

Let’s hope he doesn’t die or suffer any lasting damage from thIs.

 

That said, a driver change, just like the mixed up calendar, is another wildcard to spice up this season.

 

Thinking out loud, I guess he buggered off to Mexico in fury after being told he’s out of the team next year.



#49 CSF

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:37

It just shows how lucky Leclerc was.



#50 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:37

The FIA should park him for a few.