Formula 1 has recorded zero Coronavirus positive results in their latest round of test.
With no race coming up this weekend, F1 has continued its testing to ensure that officials, drivers and personnel are in good health condition ahead of next week British Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit.
The Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) body released a statement via twitter to officially confirm the result.
“The FIA and Formula 1 can today confirm that between Friday 17th July and Thursday 23rd July, 1,461 tests for COVID-19 have been performed on drivers, teams and personnel. Of these, zero people have tested positive.
“The lower number of tests conducted in this period compared to previous weeks reflects the fact there is a break in the race schedule following three back to back events.”
Meanwhile, Formula 1 has also confirmed that the Spanish GP will still go ahead despite the United Kingdom yesterday announcing a two-week compulsory quarantine rule for those returning to the nation.
The rule, however, does not have any effect on sporting activities. According to The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), “the current guidelines remain put in place enables selected elite international sporting events to take place this summer.”
The guidelines clearly read that “exempted individuals will live and work in controlled bubbled environments behind closed doors,’ and this applies to “sports stars, event officials, coaches, medics, mechanics and incoming members of the media.”
With this rule, the Spanish GP will likely hold as scheduled on the 16th of August as scheduled in the Formula 1 2020 calendar.