McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of McLaren’s home race at Silverstone, the team confirmed on its social media channels.
The day before the start of an exciting weekend at Silverstone, which includes a new format with sprint qualifying, McLaren confirmed that their CEO Brown, along with two other employees, is positive for COVID-19.
Infected team members are in isolation as recommended by the British government, and McLaren has confirmed that none of their race drivers have been in close contact with the infected.
All three cases are unrelated and individuals are in isolation, and the operational part of the team will not be affected by this event thanks to rigorous ongoing testing procedures.
“Following our team’s pre-event testing for the British GP, I’ve tested positive for covid-19,” said Brown in his Twitter statement.
“I’ve notified all my close contacts and isolating in accordance with govt guidelines. I’ll still be connected to and supporting the team safely from home.”
Last year, three drivers missed races due to coronavirus infection – Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll of Racing Point and Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes.