Abiteboul: A positive Test could force a whole Team to the task

In the case of formula 1, is confident that the Melbourne-is not a repeat scenario. A positive corona test will not provide - unlike Australia, in the future, a

Abiteboul: A positive Test could force a whole Team to the task

In the case of formula 1, is confident that the Melbourne-is not a repeat scenario. A positive corona test will not provide - unlike Australia, in the future, an entire race has to be cancelled. A number of protective measures to ensure that access from the start of the season in Spielberg are to.

Renault team boss Cyril Abiteboul does nevertheless Ensure a. So a corona is the case, could threaten in the coming week in Spielberg, possibly the whole race. He feared, however, that such a case could ensure that needs to at least draw a complete Team from the Grand Prix back.

"I think you have to strike the balance between risk and feasibility [of the measures]. It's about finding a Balance," he explains and reveals: "The biggest challenge will be the implementation. We have a group and sub-groups formed, so that [the Virus] remains in a sub-group to be restricted if there is a positive case."

Abiteboul on the Worst-Case scenario,

The group concept is at the core of the measures, which come in formula 1, from Spielberg to the application. For example, the ten Teams may not be in direct contact with each other. And even within the individual Teams, there is once again the Abiteboul-mentioned sub-groups. Nevertheless, there are certain risks involved.

The Renault team principal, explains, for example, there is a risk that a Person in the Team tested positive, "and that the whole Team is out now - at least for the time that the Tests take [the other staff]. And that can take up to 24 hours." Background: In case of a positive corona test within a team, further measures are effective immediately.

abiteboul's fear: "If the positive Test happened on Saturday morning, then you can qualify and participate in the race." Because employees who have tested positive for the Virus, will not be allowed entrance to the paddock. There is a positive case in a Team, must be all the other employees will be re-tested.

riders welcome protective measures

According to Abiteboul, further "discussions" with the FIA are therefore needed to clarify what happens in such a case. Daniel Ricciardo explained that the steps were "necessary" and for the driver, no major restrictions would arise. "We have our driver's place, where we warm up and the race to prepare," he says.

"It's more about the General Hygiene," says the Australian, who looks for himself personally, but no major restrictions in the processes. Team-mate Esteban Ocon added: "We need to be careful. We have waited so long to get back, that it to take loss and also for all of us would be dangerous, an [unnecessary] risk."

He was pleased on the rules and don't be personally "massively careful" in order not to endanger yourself and the Team. "Unfortunately, you can not minimize the risk to Zero, but you can reduce it, if one is careful," says Ocon. It remains to wish all those Involved that it will not come at all to a serious case in the paddock.

This article was written by Ruben Zimmermann, Co-author: Luke Smith

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Updated Date: 28 June 2020, 12:26

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