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Williams boss Capito to miss Saudi after positive covid test

Williams boss Capito to miss Saudi after positive covid test

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Williams boss Capito to miss Saudi after positive covid test

Williams boss Capito to miss Saudi after positive covid test

Williams CEO and team principal Jost Capito has tested positive for Covid-19.

Capito will miss the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after returning a positive test ahead of his flight to the country from the UK.

An F1 statement read: "The FIA and Formula 1 can confirm that Williams Racing CEO and team principal Jost Capito has tested positive for Covid-19 prior to travelling to Jeddah for this weekend’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

"Jost is now following UK national health authority guidelines. There has been no wider impact on Williams Racing personnel and the team will continue to operate trackside as planned."

The news comes ahead of an emotional weekend for the team with numerous tributes set to be made for team founder Sir Frank Williams, who passed away last weekend.

The team is working with F1 and the FIA on a joint tribute for the weekend's proceedings.

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