Each FIA Race Administrators are understood to have examined optimistic for COVID-19 forward of the Miami Grand Prix, which can happen subsequent week.
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FIA Race Administrators Niels Wittich and Eduardo Freitas have examined optimistic for COVID-19, RacingNews365.com understands.
Wittich and Freitas assumed Race Director duties on a shared foundation for the 2022 season after the FIA eliminated Michael Masi from the place within the wake of final yr’s controversially-handled finale in Abu Dhabi.
Sources have indicated that each Wittich and Freitas got here down with the virus following the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, leaving the pair in a race towards time to get well and check unfavorable for the following spherical in Miami.
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Will Wittich and Freitas be capable of journey to the US?
A unfavorable check will likely be required from Wittich and Freitas if they’re to journey to america, with the inaugural Miami Grand Prix going down from 6-8 Might.
Ought to one or neither of the 2 present Race Administrators be capable of head to the occasion, it’s unclear who may step into the fold at such quick discover.
A highly-placed supply on the FIA confirmed to RacingNews365.com that Wittich has examined optimistic for the virus, however couldn’t touch upon Freitas.
Whereas the duo have been initially set to share duties on a three-race rotational foundation, Wittich has been in cost for the primary 4 rounds of the season.
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