Formula One’s medical crew – composed of Dr. Ian Roberts and driver Alan van der Merwe – will be replaced for the Turkish Grand Prix after testing positive for Covid-19.
- The pair tested positive to the virus during the pre-event testing before traveling to Istanbul.
- The FIA released a statement confirming the situation and announced that Formula E’s driver Bruno Correia, and medical delegate Dr. Bruno Franceschini, will be replacing Roberts and van der Merwe for this weekend’s race.
- [Both] tested positive for Covid-19 prior to traveling and are therefore self-isolating and will not attend the 2021 FIA Formula One Turkish Grand Prix,” an FIA spokesman said.
- “They will be replaced at this event by FIA Formula E World Championship Safety Car Driver, Bruno Correia, and Medical Delegate, Dr. Bruno Franceschini, respectively.”