Kimi Raikkonen, upon arrival at the track today has testes positive for COVID-19 which means that he will miss the action at Zandvoort for the upcoming sessions. A full statement from FIA reads: “The FIA, Formula 1 and Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN can today confirm that during onsite PCR testing for the 2021 FIA Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix, Kimi Räikkönen has tested positive for COVID-19.
‘In accordance with COVID-19 protocols he will take no further part in this Event. All contacts have been declared.”
That means that instead of his place, Robert Kubica will jump into the cockpit and drive for Alfa Romeo alongside Antonio Giovinazzi for at least this GP. There is also a potential threat of Raikkonen missing the race in Monza, but that is subjected to the FIA COVID-19 protocols and is yet o be announced.