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Sport Quarantined McLaren F1 personnel have returned home from Australia

13:56  26 march  2020
13:56  26 march  2020 Source:   autosport.com

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McLaren has confirmed that all of its Formula 1 team members who remained in Australia because of coronavirus concerns have now safely returned home . In the wake of a McLaren employee testing positive for coronavirus at the Australian Grand Prix, a further 16 team personnel were put in to

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a group of people walking down a street next to a palm tree: Quarantined McLaren personnel have returned home © LAT Images Quarantined McLaren personnel have returned home

McLaren has confirmed that all of its Formula 1 team members who remained in Australia because of coronavirus concerns have now safely returned home.

In the wake of a McLaren employee testing positive for coronavirus at the Australian Grand Prix, a further 14 team personnel were put in to quarantine for two weeks to ensure they had not been infected.

Other staff, including racing director Andrea Stella, stayed in Melbourne to help offer support to their colleagues who were trapped in hotel rooms.

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McLaren will this week welcome back to the UK the 16 team members who have spent two weeks in quarantine in Melbourne after one of them tested positive for coronavirus during the Australian Grand Prix weekend….

Carlos Sainz has offered "big hugs" to his McLaren Formula 1 team members stuck in quarantine in Melbourne following last weekend's While 14 other members of the team were put into self isolation in Melbourne, Sainz has joined other personnel in returning home before locking themselves away.

But with the two-week self isolation period having come to an end, and Australian health authorities happy that there were no concerns about them carrying the virus, the team members travelled back earlier this week and have now arrived back in the UK.

A statement from McLaren said: "We are pleased to confirm that as of yesterday evening, all team personnel who were in self-isolation in Melbourne, as well as management who had stayed with them, have now safety return home."

Once the original McLaren team member tested positive for coronavirus, the outfit moved quickly to withdraw from the season opening F1 race.

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The McLaren staff quarantined in Australia are set to arrive back home within the next 48 hours. Sixteen members of the British team spent a F 1 boss Chase Carey hopes the delayed campaign can get under way at some stage this summer with as many as 18 races crammed into a rejigged calendar.

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It was that decision that prompted rival teams to follow suit, and trigger a sequence of events that forced the cancellation of the Albert Park race.

Reflecting on that call, McLaren CEO Zak Brown said the team never doubted it was the right move.

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"Even though we're all racers and we were looking forward to hitting the track, it was an easy decision to make," he said.

"Protecting the wellbeing of our team is always the number one priority.

"We have a duty of care to our people, fans and wider F1 stakeholders, and that's why we informed Formula 1 and the FIA of our withdrawal shortly after hearing on the Thursday night that a member of the team had tested positive."

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A further 14 McLaren Formula 1 employees have entered a two-week quarantine after coming into close contact with the individual who tested positive for coronavirus at the Australian Grand Talks between the teams and F 1 's other stakeholders led to the cancellation of the race on Friday morning.

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