Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes team confirm a second member has tested positive for coronavirus as chief executive Toto Wolff is forced to pull seven staff from Eifel Grand Prix

Another member of Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes team has tested positive for coronavirus ahead of Sunday’s Eifel Grand Prix. The world champions retested all of their on-site staff on Thursday after one individual was confirmed to have contracted the disease. ‘Following yesterday’s positive test, the entire team was retested yesterday in Germany,’ said a Mercedes spokesperson. ‘All team members were negative apart from: one further positive, one inconclusive that is being retested. ‘In line with protocols, four further team members, all of whom tested negative, will no longer be available to take part in the weekend. Six replacements have travelled from the UK and will fill the roles in the team.

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