F1 Medical Car team replaced for Turkey after Covid-19 cases RaceFans


Formula 1 changed their Medical Car team for this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix after their regular pair tested positive for Covid-19.

Medical car driver Alan van der Merwe and FIA F1 Medical Rescue Coordinator and Deputy Medical Delegate Dr Ian Roberts tested positive for Covid-19 before traveling to Turkey, FIA confirmed to RaceFans . The couple are self-isolating and won’t attend this weekend’s grand prix at Istanbul Park.

Formula E Safety Car driver Bruno Correia will take charge of F1 Medical Car this weekend. Formula E medical delegate Dr Bruno Franceschini will replace Roberts.

Correia, 43, has been the Formula E Safety Car driver since the series debuted in 2014. He has driven the BMW i8 Safety Car and later the Mini Electric Pacesetter which replaced it this year.

Prior to that, Correia was a safety car driver for the World Touring Car Championship and the European Touring Car Cup. During his racing career, he participated in the Portuguese Formula Ford and Spanish Formula Renault series.

Bernd Maylander will continue to drive the Safety Car as usual at the Turkish Grand Prix.

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