McLaren team member now free of Coronavirus symptoms
The McLaren team member who tested positive for the Coronavirus ahead of the cancelled Australian Grand Prix has been declared free of symptoms.
It was that lone case that resulted in the initial withdrawal of the team and ultimately played a leading role in the race itself being called off.
In addition, McLaren has confirmed that a further seven personnel who were tested for Covid-19 while in quarantine in Melbourne have returned negative results. "All are doing well and in good spirits," said a team spokesperson.
They added: "In total, 16 members of the team were placed in quarantine, 14 due to close contact with the team member who tested positive, and an additional team member who developed symptoms over the weekend.
"As a precaution, these team members will remain in self-isolation for a further week to honour the 14-day period as requested by the Australian medical authorities.
"The team continues to be supported by three members of senior management who have stayed for the duration."
One of those members of senior management was racing director Andrea Stella.
McLaren has issued its gratitude to all those who have sent messages of support over the past week since it declared public its situation.
"On behalf of the team and all McLaren personnel in Melbourne, the team sends its thanks for all the well wishes, support and offers of care package deliveries, which are going a long way to maintaining team morale," added the spokesperson.
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