Prior to the opening race of the season in Formula 1, twelve people involved tested positive for the coronavirus.
That revealed the international motorsport federation FIA and the organization of F1 two days after the race in Bahrain. Of the 8,150 tests carried out on the drivers, teams and all track staff between 22 and 28 March, 12 resulted in a positive result.
Since last year, the FIA and Formula 1 have announced after each GP how many corona tests have been carried out and how many positive results that resulted. None of the drivers turned out to be positive in Bahrain. The Formula 1 teams stayed in the Gulf state for several weeks, where three test days were also held earlier in the month.
Bahrain offered various corona vaccines to all drivers and teams. As far as known, only the racing stable AlphaTauri and the drivers Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) and Sergio Pérez (Red Bull) used it.
Max Verstappen, who lives in Monaco, had already been vaccinated before leaving for Bahrain. The Dutchman finished second at the Sakhir circuit on Sunday after an intense fight with world champion Lewis Hamilton for the win. The second Grand Prix of the season will be in Italy on April 18.