Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has become the latest senior figure in Formula 1 to test positive for Covid-19.
He joins a growing number of notable paddock figures to have tested positive for Covid-19. Five drivers have had the virus, including Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton, who missed the Sakhir Grand Prix as a result.
Lando Norris, who contracted Covid-19 earlier this year, is now symptom-free. The most recent positive case was Charles Leclerc, but the Ferrari driver is due to return to the cockpit at Fiorano this week.
Six other Mercedes staff also tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the Eifel Grand Prix at the Nurburgring last October.
Notable positive Covid-19 cases in F1
|18/03/2020||One team member||McLaren|
|30/07/2020||Sergio Perez||Racing Point||Missed British and 70th Anniversary grands prix|
|08/10/2020||Six team members||Mercedes|
|13/10/2020||Two team members||Renault|
|21/10/2020||Lawrence Stroll||Racing Point|
|21/10/2020||Lance Stroll||Racing Point||Missed Eifel Grand Prix|
|30/10/2020||Four team members||Racing Point|
|26/11/2020||Jonathan Wheatley||Red Bull|
|1/12/2020||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||Missed Sakhir Grand Prix|
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