EXCLUSIVE: McLaren F1 boss Zak Brown tests positive for Covid-19 and will MISS this weekend’s British Grand Prix due to strict isolation rules – but drivers Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo remain free to race at Silverstone

McLaren’s preparation for the British Grand Prix has been dramatically altered after Team Principal Zak Brown tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday. The McLaren chief was named in a team statement, which also added that two others members of staff had tested positive along with Brown. A team statement read: ‘McLaren Racing confirmed today that three team members, including CEO Zak Brown, tested positive for Covid-19 during the team’s rigorous testing programme before the British Grand Prix. The team’s operations for the British Grand Prix are unaffected.’. In a follow-up tweet to the team’s statement, Brown added: ‘Following our team’s pre-event testing for the British GP, I’ve tested positive for covid-19. McLaren have dealt with positive cases previously with Norris testing positive in January while it was the off-season.

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