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Franz Tost

Tost confirms all members of AlphaTauri have been vaccinated for COVID

AlphaTauri team principal Franz Tost has said everyone on his AlphaTauri team have taken the optional vaccine for COVID-19.

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With the Kingdom of Bahrain offering all visitors of the country an option of receiving a COVID vaccine AlphaTauri team principal Franz Tost has confirmed that everyone on his team have taken up the generous offer.

Given the fact that the Formula 1 teams will spend at least a minimum of two weeks in Bahrain, the Bahraini government extended an offer to all the members of the Formula 1 paddock a chance to receive the two doses of Pfizer's BioNTech vaccine. Carlos Sainz and Sergio Perez confirmed yesterday that they both received the first of their two shots and AlphaTauri boss Tost has confirmed that his team have as well.

"All the team members from Scuderia AlphaTauri have been vaccinated on Tuesday," Tost said to RacingNews365.com among others.

"We will stay one or two days longer after the race for the second vaccination, because health as you know is the most important factor.

"Me as a team principal, I'm responsible for the health of the people, and therefore we did this vaccination, and I say many, many thanks to Bahrain that they offered us this possibility.

"In Europe, I don't know how long we wait to be vaccinated, especially in Austria and Italy and so on. Therefore, we are more than happy."

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