Formula 1 faces an inconceivable activity in making an attempt to stop drivers from avoiding all dangers of catching coronavirus, reckon main figures inside the paddock.
With the grand prix circus left in shock by Sergio Perez’s constructive COVID-19 check, which got here within the wake of a short journey he made to Mexico between the Hungarian and British Grand Prix, there was a contemporary concentrate on whether or not drivers wanted to be extra remoted between races.
But Sebastian Vettel says there’s solely a lot that the game’s bosses can do, and it might be inconceivable for restrictions to be imposed on locking down drivers between grands prix.
“Well, they can’t,” Vettel instructed Channel four about F1 getting stricter in proscribing what drivers do.
“I don’t think you can put somebody in a place and lock them up. I don’t know what Sergio did first of all, and second, I hope he’s fine.
“But you understand, I feel it is a severe situation.
“All we can do is be responsible and make sure you wash your hands, keep your distance. If you can’t, then wear this thing [a mask], I guess, and be sensible. And the rest we will see.”
Romain Grosjean, who took a vacation in Greece after the Hungarian GP, says it’s inconceivable for there to be zero danger for drivers in catching COVID-19 away from the monitor – particularly for these with a household.
“I’ve got three young kids at home, so I’m very careful on as many things as I can,” he stated.
“Obviously, you are not safe from having COVID and again, my kids, they go out.
“It’s very sophisticated to ask a two, 5 and 7 yr previous to put on a masks, and so they might presumably give it to me.
“Obviously, we stay as much as we can in our family, but you can’t stop them from playing.
“So I imply, it is simply attempt to do the most effective you possibly can. But clearly the zero danger would not exist these days.”
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said his team had worked especially hard in evaluating all aspects of their protocols to avoid contact between drivers and other people.
“The drivers and the workforce have determined upon measures to guard them nearly as good as we will,” he said.
“On the monitor, we’re making an attempt to maintain them out of conferences with lots of people. It’s principally Teams or Zoom conferences they’re collaborating in.
“Outside of the track, it’s just all of us applying common sense in avoiding crowds, restaurants, pubs, or children’s birthday parties.”