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F1 Medical Car team ruled out of Turkish GP with COVID-19

The FIA have been forced to replace F1's usual Medical Car team for the Turkish Grand Prix, due to positive COVID-19 test results.

F1's Medical Car team has been changed for the Turkish Grand Prix, RacingNews365.com understands.

Alan van der Merwe, the Medical Car driver, and Dr Ian Roberts, the FIA F1 Medical Rescue Co-Ordinator and Deputy Medical Delegate, have both been ruled out of this weekend's event after returning positive COVID-19 test results.

Van der Merwe and Roberts are self-isolating, having tested positive for the virus prior to their planned trip to Istanbul Park. It is hoped that they will be able to return to action at the United States Grand Prix (22-24 October).

Van der Merwe will be replaced by Formula E Safety Car driver Bruno Correia, while Medical Delegate Dr Bruno Franceschini steps in for Roberts.

Bernd Maylander will continue to drive the Safety Car this weekend.

F1 2021 Turkish Grand Prix RN365 News dossier

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