Racing Point Formula 1 team is set to receive a warning from the FIA after failing to report the test result of driver Lance Stroll immediately after the Eifel Grand Prix.

The Canadian driver was tested positive for Coronavirus last Sunday having flown home early after being too unwell to race at the Nurburgring.

The team is deemed not to have complied with the FIA’s COVID-19 code of conduct protocols set out at the start of the season.

The code of conduct states personnel attending F1 grands prix must report whether they have a positive test. 

Racing Point failed to report Stroll's positive test and only informed the FIA shortly before it was announced publicly on Stroll’s Twitter account earlier this week.

It says: "Our COVID-19 delegate will also receive updates from the stakeholder if during the covered event or within 14 days at the end of a covered event any circumstances arise (such as a disclosure by the approved test provider relating to you or reports made by you to the applicable stakeholder) that indicate that you may no longer be fit to attend the covered event(s)."

The FIA has issued similar warnings in the past, with Charles Leclerc receiving one for returning home to Monaco between the two races at the Red Bull Ring.

Sebastian Vettel also picked up a warning in Austria for exiting his team’s bubble and speaking to Red Bull senior staff Christian Horner and Helmut Marko.

For this weekend’s Portuguese Grand Prix, everyone is required to take a COVID-19 test within 24 hours of entering the circuit.

Previously, attendees could have a test within a five-day window meaning someone could have a test on Wednesday and not require another one for the remainder of the weekend.

 

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