Alfa Romeo team boss Frederic Vasseur will not attend Formula 1 pre-season testing after returning a positive Covid-19 test.
Formula 1 has gathered in Bahrain for its sole three-day test, due to begin on Friday, ahead of the opening round in the country on March 28.
Formula 1 personnel are still subject to the same restrictions and testing protocols that ensured the 2020 season was able to take place.
Vasseur returned a positive test at his home in France, and immediately self-isolated, before returning a negative test two days later.
Alfa Romeo outlined that Vasseur “does not display symptoms and is in good spirits.”
In line with French regulations Vasseur will continue to isolate at home for the next seven days and will consequently not be present in Bahrain.
Alfa Romeo stressed that Vasseur will be “fully operational and connected to the garage for the duration of the test, with no further impact predicted on our operations this week.”
Vasseur is the third current team boss to confirm a positive Covid-19 test, with Williams’ Simon Roberts missing the 2020 Turkish Grand Prix, while Mercedes’ Toto Wolff tested positive during the off-season.