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COVID-19 positives up but protocols ‘working well'

Formula 1 has insisted the increased number of positive COVID-19 tests leading up to the Russian Grand Prix shows the sport’s safety protocols are working well. Seven people had positive results from 3,256 tests carried out between September 18-24 on the drivers, teams and personnel. There had been only nine from the nine previous events. The increased number is not surprising considering the ‘second wave’ of coronavirus has been affecting several countries in western Europe throughout September. “Formula 1 and the FIA safety protocols are working very effectively including testing, tracing and other safety measures to ensure social distancing,” said a Formula 1 spokesman, quoted...
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