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Over 44,000 tests, nine positive cases, as F1 reaches halfway point

Formula 1 had only nine positive cases of Covid-19 out of 44,101 tests carried out across the first half of the revised 2020 season. Formula 1’s planned season-opener in Australia in March was cancelled when a McLaren team member tested positive for Covid-19, with the campaign then plunged into doubt as the pandemic deepened. Amid the subsequent uncertainty Formula 1 and the FIA drew up a revised calendar and set of rules for those travelling to events. It included steps to reduce the risk of Covid-19 and also to limit the spread in the event of a positive case. Drivers and teams have largely remained in bubbles, and sub-bubbles, while access to the paddock is severely restricted, with...
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