The FIA, Formula 1 and Haas F1 teams can confirm today that Nikita Mazepin tested positive for COVID-19 during the on-site PCR tests for the 2021 FIA Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. In accordance with the COVID-19 protocols, he will no longer attend this event. All contacts have been reported.
According to Article 31.1 of the FIA Formula 1 Sport Regulations 2021, which prohibits drivers from starting the race who have not participated in at least one training session, there will be no substitute driver.
The procedures established by the FIA and Formula 1 will not have a major impact on the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.