The McLaren Racing Formula One Team announced on Thursday ahead of this weekend’s British Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit that team CEO Zak Brown along with two other team members tested positive for COVID-19 and as a result will miss this weekend’s event.
In a statement, 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.
Following our team’s pre-event testing for the British GP, I’ve tested positive for covid-19. 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. https://t.co/XZ4YxmfAtK
— Zak Brown (@ZBrownCEO) July 15, 2021