The purgatory of McLaren’s racing staff who was forced to remain in Melbourne in quarantine has finally made it to “heaven”: in fact, they finally landed home.
The racing team went to Melbourne in order to take part at the Australian Grand Prix but a member of the British team staff was found positive to Coronavirus.
Suddenly, everything began to fall apart. Zak Brown retired the team from the race - which was cancelled shortly after - and the man was sent to self-isolate in the hotel.
Everyone who spent a while in Formula 1 usually says the same impression: being part of the Circus’ business is like being a member of a family. This means that everyone is closely in contact with everyone. In this specific case, all the racing staff decided to self-isolate as well, as they could have had contacts with the ill one.
They have spent two weeks in quarantine, stuck in a hotel so far from home. The best part of this awful and scary moment is that the management, like Andrea Stella and Andreas Seidl, stayed in Melbourne with the rest of their men, to help them provide what they could possibly need and protecting each other. Now, that’s a true team.
This horror-like scenario, however, is finally over. The team based in Woking has just tweeted officially the coming back of its staff from the Australian lands. The down under health authorities were really happy as well to give their consent to let the men come back to the UK without any concerns about Coronavirus.
“We are pleased to confirm that the team stuck in Melbourne safely arrived home yesterday evening”- said a spokesman from McLaren.
“Retiring from the Melbourne race was the best and only thing we could do- Zak Brown confirms – our top priority is, and should always be- protecting our staff as well as the other member of the F1 team and the fans. Now it is all over, we can’t wait to start again”.
Welcome back, guys, we cannot wait for the moment of this virus to be defeated by the whole world as well, and to start concerning again on how strong is Mercedes.