Kimi Raikkonen RULED OUT of the Dutch Grand Prix just hours before qualifying starts after the Alfa Romeo star tests positive for Covid-19, with Robert Kubica to make F1 return in place of the veteran Finn
Kimi Raikkonen has been ruled out of the Dutch Grand Prix after testing positive for Covid-19.
The FIA, Formula One and his Alfa Romeo team confirmed the news on Saturday morning just hours before qualifying was due to start at the Zandvoort circuit.
A statement from the FIA read: ‘The FIA, Formula 1 and Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN can today confirm that during onsite PCR testing for the 2021 FIA Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix, Kimi Raikkonen has tested positive for COVID-19.
‘In accordance with COVID-19 protocols he will take no further part in this Event. All contacts have been declared.
‘The procedures set out by the FIA and Formula 1 will ensure no wider impact on the Dutch Grand Prix.’
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