Reports of a Mercedes team member testing COVID-19 positive had surfaced recently. Although the team kept the identity of the person under wraps, the threat was imminent.
In a situation where the health of the entire grid is at stake, Mercedes would certainly have been erring on the side of caution. When Checo tested COVID positive, Racing Point faced a similar ordeal.
UPDATE: Following yesterday’s positive test, the entire team was retested yesterday in Germany.
All team members were negative apart from: one further positive, one inconclusive that is being retested.
— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) October 9, 2020
“Following yesterday’s positive test, the entire team was retested yesterday in Germany. All team members were negative apart from: one further positive, one inconclusive that is being retested.” read the team’s tweet.
And the only take away from the Silver Arrows’ update is that things have gotten worse. A total of three members already face the threat of being positive. The virus is a curse unto the entire world, yet Mercedes refuse to let it affect their performance at the Eifel Grand Prix.
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Six replacements already at the Mercedes camp
The team has never been one to back down. This is not the first time they face a challenge. Mercedes is confident that they will make it out of this ordeal as the victor.
“In line with protocols, four further team members, all of whom tested negative, will no longer be available to take part in the weekend. Six replacements have traveled from the UK and will fill the roles in the team.” retweeted the team.
For the virus to strike the team now seems like nothing but rotten luck. Nevertheless, it seems like Mercedes will now have to re-work their bubble in a bid to make sure that they maintain their immunity.
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