F1 race directors test positive for Covid-19 prior to Miami GP

It expects Wittich to be able to test negative in time to travel to Miami. Freitas, who has so far only acted as deputy this season, was not due to be at the Miami race. A source in F1 said that Wittich and Freitas are not the only FIA personnel who currently have Covid, but that the governing body expects them all to be negative in time to travel to Miami. The FIA instigated a new race-control organisation this year following the controversy of last year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, when former race director Michael Masi failed to correctly apply the rules during a late safety-car period.

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