McLaren has confirmed that 14 members of its Formula 1 personnel have been placed in quarantine for two weeks in Australia.
One member of McLaren tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus on Thursday evening in Melbourne, forcing the eventual cancellation of the Australian Grand Prix.
McLaren released a further statement regarding the situation on Friday lunchtime.
“Overnight, 14 members of the team, in addition to the one confirmed case, were placed in quarantine at the team hotel for 14 days, in accordance with local health authority directives,” read a statement.
“These are individuals who had been in close contact with the team member who tested positive for coronavirus.
“These individuals are being supported by senior team personnel, who will stay behind with them during the quarantine period.
“Any other team members who show symptoms will be tested immediately and self-isolate, in line with our protocol.
“Other members of the team have been cleared to return to the paddock to pack down team equipment before travelling back to the UK.
“On arrival in the UK, no race team member will return to the McLaren Technology Centre for a period of 14 days, as a precautionary measure.”
Haas confirmed on Thursday that the four team members that were tested all returned negative results.