Kaylen Frederick will miss the upcoming race weekend at Spa Francorchamps after testing positive for COVID-19.
The Carlin driver will miss the second Formula 3 race weekend in a row. He has been absent in Hungary due to an injury. This time, he is forced to miss the event in Belgium after a positive COVID-19 test.
Frederick himself made a comment: “I’m absolutely heartbroken. Aside from being painful, the injury in Austria was such a blow as it meant I would miss Hungary. Thinking about being back for Spa really helped push me through the surgery and physio, all of which was designed to accelerate my recovery. To now have tested positive for COVID-19 is just agonizing. I don’t feel too bad, so I’ll just be sitting at home, but it will be awful to see everyone out in Spa without me.”
Trevor Carlin added: “This is such a blow for Kaylen. He has been working so hard on making sure he was fit and healthy for this weekend in Spa, having already missed one race weekend. As soon as we are able to do so, we will start preparing with him on the sim and making sure he is in the best possible shape for Zandvoort. I know how desperate he is to get back in the car and we wish him a speedy recovery.”
There will be no replacement for Frederick, so there will be 29 cars this weekend at Spa Francorchamps.
In the 2021 Formula 3 season, the 19-year-old has scored 2 points and is 21st in the standings. His best result is 9th in race 1 in Austria.