Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN Formula One Team’s Kimi Raikkonen will miss Sunday’s Dutch Grand Prix at the Zandvoort circuit after testing positive for COVID-19.
The team issued a statement on Saturday saying:
Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN confirm that, following the latest round of testing conducted in Zandvoort in advance of the 2021 Dutch Grand Prix, driver Kimi Räikkönen has tested positive for COVID-19.
Kimi is displaying no symptoms and is in good spirits. He has immediately entered isolation in his hotel. The team has carried out an investigation for any close contacts and there is no further impact expected for the team for the remainder of this event.
Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN wishes Kimi a speedy recovery. Further updates will be released at a later stage.
The Hinwil-based outfit has confirmed that Robert Kubica will drive in place of the Iceman:
Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN reserve driver, Robert Kubica, will compete in this weekend’s Dutch Grand Prix. Robert, in car #88, will take the place of Kimi Räikkönen, who tested positive to Covid-19.
Robert has been reserve driver of Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN since the start of the 2020 season and has driven the team’s C41 in three practice sessions this year. With 97 Formula One starts to his name and experience with 2021 Formula One machinery, he will be ready for action and to give his best for the team