Formula 1 declines Bahrain Covid-19 vaccination offer

Formula 1 declines Bahrain Covid-19 vaccination offer

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton gained final 12 months’s Bahrain Grand Prix however missed the Sakhir GP per week later on the similar circuit after testing constructive for Covid-19

Method 1 has declined a proposal from Bahrain to vaccinate all personnel attending pre-season testing and the 12 months’s opening grand prix.

The Gulf state mentioned the transfer was a part of its vaccination programme, which it was extending to occasions within the nation.

A spokesman for F1 mentioned the game had no plans to be vaccinated as a gaggle “forward of the rollout of vaccines by means of the well being system within the UK”.

F1 groups are anticipated to reply to the supply in the identical method.

F1 is predicated within the UK – its head workplace is in London – and eight of the 10 groups are both located in England or have a part of their services there.

Stefano Domenicali, F1 president, mentioned this earlier month: “The precedence is essentially the most susceptible. We do not wish to leap the road of vaccination.”

Bahrain’s supply – which is voluntary – is to these F1 personnel and media who’re attending each pre-season testing on 12-14 March and the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix two weeks later.

A letter from the Bahrain Worldwide Circuit mentioned: “Because of the timescale of this 12 months’s F1 occasion, together with testing, the overwhelming majority of members will probably be current in Bahrain for a three-week interval forward of the race.

“This, in flip, permits a singular alternative to supply extra safety for many who want to take up the chance within the type of vaccination.”

The vaccination being supplied is the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the 2 doses of which Bahrain mentioned can be administered 21 days aside.

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