Kimi Raikkonen has tested for Covid-19 in Dutch Grand Prix

Kimi Raikkonen has tested for Covid-19 in Dutch Grand Prix

Kimi Raikkonen has tested for Covid-19 in Dutch Grand Prix

Kimi Raikkonen has tested for Covid-19 in Dutch Grand Prix

The 41-year-old Finn, who this week announced he will retire from F1 at the end of the season, will be replaced by reserve driver Robert Kubica.

Alfa Romeo said: “Kimi is displaying no symptoms and is in good spirits. He has immediately entered isolation”

Alfa said that “all close contacts have been sorted according to the FIA protocols”.

The vast majority of F1 personnel have received a Covid-19 vaccine.

Raikkonen is the seventh F1 driver to contract coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

F1’s governing body the FIA has strict Covid protocols which require the immediate isolation and then retesting of anyone designated a close contact of someone who has a positive test result.

Alfa said that “all close contacts have been sorted according to the FIA protocols”.

F1 applies the national guidelines of the country in which the individual race is being held and in the Netherlands the requirement is only to have to isolate as a close contact if a person is not vaccinated.

Alfa said that “all close contacts have been sorted according to the FIA protocols”.

Williams chief executive officer and team principle Jost Capito had dinner with Raikkonen on Friday night and, as a close contact, is now isolating in his hotel room.

The vast majority of F1 personnel have received a Covid-19 vaccine.

Raikkonen is the seventh F1 driver to contract coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

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