F1: Mercedes second team member tests positive for coronavirus ahead of Eifel Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton wins British GP in a record SEVENTH victory

Mercedes second team member tests positive for coronavirus ahead of Eifel Grand Prix

Mercedes second team member tests positive for coronavirus ahead of Eifel Grand Prix.

Another member of Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes team has tested positive for coronavirus ahead of Sunday’s Eifel Grand Prix.

The world champions retested all of their on-site staff on Thursday after one individual was confirmed to have contracted the disease.

In all, seven staff have now been pulled from this weekend’s race at the Nurburgring. Mercedes have flown out replacements from the UK.

The news came just days before Hamilton will start the Eifel Grand Prix trying to emulate Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 wins.

A Mercedes spokesman, confirming the case, said:

‘Following yesterday’s positive test, the entire team was retested yesterday in Germany,’ said a Mercedes spokesperson.

‘All team members were negative apart from: one further positive, one inconclusive that is being retested.

‘In line with protocols, four further team members, all of whom tested negative, will no longer be available to take part in the weekend. Six replacements have travelled from the UK and will fill the roles in the team.

‘We have worked in close collaboration with the FIA and F1 throughout this process and will continue to do so.’