Updated: Feb 28
Williams F1 Team Principal Jost Capito will miss the penultimate round of the Formula 1 season in Saudi Arabia after testing positive for COVID-19.
Written by Andrew Lwanga, edited by Janvi Unni
The Williams team confirmed through a team statement on Thursday morning that Capito had not travelled with the team to Saudi Arabia after contracting the virus.
“Williams Racing can confirm that CEO and team principal Jost Capito has tested positive for COVID-19 prior to travelling to Jeddah for this weekend’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix”
“Jost is now following UK national health authority guidelines. There has been no wider impact on Williams Racing personnel and the team will continue to operate trackside as planned.” the statement read.
This weekend will be the first racing weekend since the passing of Williams founder Sir Frank Williams. Several tributes by Formula 1 have been planned for the weekend, with details to be released in due course.