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Renault operational team members in self-isolation after attending Australian Gran Prix

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Members of the French team who attended the race weekend in Melbourne will remain in self-isolation as a precaution.

The season-opener in Australia was cancelled amid the fears of coronavirus, which resulted in McLaren team member to test positive and one more case confirmed for the tyre supplier on Monday.

Renault confirmed that its formula 1 personnel that attended the Gran Prix weekend are as of now “safe” but, they are taking the 14 days of self-isolation as a precaution.

“Thank you all for your kind wishes; we can confirm that the race team made it home, everyone is safe & self-isolating for now, “Both Enstone and Viry are busy planning the coming weeks until we know when we can race again.” read the short statement.

After the positive test for McLaren, the British team placed another 14 members of its race crew in quarantine, following the 14-day period and announced that the member who contracted the virus is now recovering, as he is not longer presenting symptoms.

Also, Haas crew is in self-isolation after a precaution for having four team members tested for the virus in Melbourne, as they were showing early symptoms. Test results indicated negative.

There are still concerns about if the return of the Dutch Grand Prix will go ahead as planned and, also the Spanish Gran Prix is in doubt, Formula 1 is hoping to start  the season in Monaco as they continue monitoring the status of the outbreak and planning accordingly as it develops.

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