Motorsport Federation FIA has once again pointed out to Ferrari and Red Bull Racing the COVID-19 protocol. Sebastian Vettel, Helmut Marko and Christian Horner did not follow the rules on Saturday in Austria.
Images on social media show that Ferrari driver Vettel was talking to team boss Horner and Red Bull adviser Marko on Saturday morning in the paddock without a mask. Teams should stay in their own environment and should not visit each other.
By the way, Vettel also made a mistake after qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix. The four-time world champion, who surprisingly already stranded in Q2, did an interview without his mask. On the track, all team members must wear a face mask when they are outside their 'bubble'.
The FIA was notified of the incidents and, according to Motorsport.com , decided to remind Ferrari and Red Bull of the rules in a letter. The motorsport association cannot do much more, because there are no sanctions for violating the COVID-19 protocol.
In the run-up to the Austrian Grand Prix, the teams have already been extensively tested for COVID-19. A total of 4,032 people were tested between Friday, June 26 and Thursday, and no one was found to have the virus among its members.
The first race of the Formula 1 season starts on Sunday at 3.10 p.m. in Spielberg. Valtteri Bottas starts pole position on the Red Bull Ring and Max Verstappen starts the Grand Prix from third place.
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