McLaren F1 CEO Zak Brown tests positive for COVID ahead of British GP

The McLaren Formula 1 team has announced that CEO Zak Brown has tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of this weekend’s British Grand Prix.
Zak Brown (USA) McLaren Executive Director.
Zak Brown (USA) McLaren Executive Director.

Brown and two other McLaren team members have tested positive for coronavirus and thus will miss the race at Silverstone.

McLaren confirmed that its preparations for the weekend remain unaffected.

A statement by McLaren said: “McLaren Racing confirmed today that three team members, including CEO Zak Brown, tested positive for covid-19 during the team’s rigorous testing programme before the British Grand Prix. Neither of our drivers are close contacts.

“All three cases are unconnected and now isolating in accordance with government guidelines. The team’s operations for the British Grand Prix are unaffected.”

Brown took to his own Twitter account and said that he will be supporting the team’s efforts at Silverstone from his home.

“Following our team’s pre-event testing for the British GP, I’ve tested positive for covid-19,” Brown added. “I’ve notified all my close contacts and isolating in accordance with govt guidelines. I’ll still be connected to and supporting the team safely from home.”

McLaren sits third in the constructors' championship, 19 points clear of Ferrari.


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