AlphaTauri team boss Franz Tost has revealed that all members of its team present in Bahrain for testing and the grand prix have accepted the Covid-19 vaccine.
The Kingdom of Bahrain offered the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to personnel, with the timing of pre-season testing and the grand prix allowing for both jabs to be issued, 21 days apart.
Several Formula 1 teams have outlined that the decision on whether to accept the vaccination is a private matter for individuals.
But Italy-based AlphaTauri have confirmed that the offer has been taken up by all team members.
“All the team members from Scuderia AlphaTauri have been vaccinated on Tuesday,” confirmed Tost.
“We will stay one or two days longer after the first race for the second vaccination because health is the most important factor.
“As the Team Principal I am responsible for the health of the people and therefore we did this vaccination.
“I have to say many, many thanks to Bahrain that they offered us this possibility, because in Europe I don’t know how long we would have to wait to be vaccinated, especially in Austria and Italy. Therefore we are more than happy.”
Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz and Red Bull’s Sergio Perez both confirmed on Friday that they had taken up the offer.