Formula 1 Live : F1 gearing up for British GP this weekend, zero Covid19 positives last week

The FIA and Formula 1 have confirmed that between Friday 17th July and Thursday 23rd July, 1,461 tests for Covid-19 were performed on drivers, teams and personnel. Of these, zero people have tested positive.

The lower number of tests conducted in this period compared to previous weeks reflects the fact there is a break in the race schedule following three back to back events, in Austria and Hungary.

The FIA and Formula 1 are providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency. No specific details as to teams or individuals will be provided by the FIA or Formula 1 and results will be made public every 7 days.

As part of the safety measures put in place, any personnel attending a race are tested for Covid-19 before travelling (using private testing services) and must produce a negative result before they can enter the track.

They are then being tested every five days, using private medical teams, during events, along with extra screening – including on arrival to the circuit. Inside the track, stringent measures have been put in place in a bid to keep all F1 personnel safe.

Formula 1 Live : Get ready for 2020 British Grand Prix on August 2nd

Get up to speed with everything you need to know about the 2020 British Grand Prix, which takes place over 52 laps of the 5.891-kilometre Silverstone Circuit on Sunday, August 2.

The 2020 Formula 1 Pirelli British Grand Prix will be held behind closed doors and Silverstone and Formula 1 are asking fans not to travel to the area over the first two weekends in August to avoid compromising the events and to help protect the local community.

The venue and local area will be closed to those not working at the event and fans should enjoy the events from home.

Silverstone hosted the first-ever round of the World Championship in 1950 and is one of only two circuits to host a Championship race every year since.

The iconic venue has undergone many makeovers over the years, but always remaining at its heart is a track that drivers just simply love to race on.

Silverstone boasts one of the fastest tracks in the world and you will struggle to find a more thrilling corner combination in racing than the Maggots-Becketts-Chapel complex. This circuit is one of Formula 1’s most valuable treasures.

There were fears that last year’s race would be the last at Silverstone as its future as host of the British Grand Prix had been in doubt for quite some time.

However, an agreement was eventually reached for the Northamptonshire track to continue to feature on the F1 calendar for the next five years at the least.