Sport BBC: Formula 1 rejects "vaccination offer" from Bahrain

07:50  01 march  2021
07:50  01 march  2021 Source:   ran.de

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Cologne (SID) - Formula 1 has refused an offer from the Kingdom of Bahrain to vaccinate all employees of the top motorsport class on a voluntary basis against the corona virus who participated in the pre-season tests ( March 12-14) and the opening race on March 28th. The Gulf state had previously stated that this step was part of its vaccination program, which it is currently expanding to include events in the country.

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A Formula 1 spokesman told the BBC that the sport had "no plans" to get vaccinated as a group "before vaccines are available in the UK healthcare system" . It is expected that the Formula 1 teams will react in the same way to the offer, the racing series and eight of the ten racing teams have their headquarters or at least a branch in Great Britain.

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In a statement from the Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday it said: "Due to the schedule of this year's Formula 1 event, including the tests, the vast majority of participants will be in Bahrain for a period of three weeks. This offers the unique Opportunity to provide additional protection in the form of vaccination for those who wish to take this opportunity. " The vaccine offered is the vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech, the two doses of which are to be administered 21 days apart, according to Bahrain.

The new Formula 1 boss Stefano Domenicali had declared at the beginning of February: "The priority is with the weakest. We don't want to push ahead with the vaccination."

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