Some bad news today for the Woking-based team, on the usual Thursday dedicated to the media, which officially opens the Silverstone GP, came, through the official channels of McLaren. Three members of the English team, including CEO Zak Brown, tested positive for COVID-19.
Formula 1 is in Great Britain this weekend, and on Saturday the Sprint Qualifying will debut, a long-awaited format that intrigues motorsport lovers.
It was confirmed that both drivers, Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo, had no contact with Brown, to reassure the fans who feared their contagion.
Here the official statement:
News regarding McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown
McLaren Racing confirmed today that three team members, including CEO Zak Brown, tested positive for covid-19 during the team’s rigorous testing programme before the British Grand Prix. Neither of our drivers are close contacts.
All three cases are unconnected and now isolating in accordance with government guidelines. The team’s operations for the British Grand Prix are unaffected.
McLaren Racing statement on CEO Zak Brown.— McLaren (@McLarenF1) July 15, 2021