Alfa Romeo Racing has announced that team boss Frederic Vasseur will not attend pre-season testing in Bahrain this weekend after testing positive for COVID-19.

Vasseur is self-isolating at home according to protocols set out by French authorities and is not displaying any symptoms. A second PCR test, performed two days after the first, returned a negative result.

“However, in the interests of safety of Mr Vasseur himself, the team, all fellow competitors and the whole community and in respect of French regulations, Mr Vasseur will not travel to Bahrain and will continue operating from home for the next seven days, as required by the local authorities,” said the team in a statement published Thursday evening.

“Mr Vasseur will be fully operational and connected to the garage for the duration of the test, and no Deputy Team Principal will be named, with no further impact predicted on our operations this week.”

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