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 traveled from the UK and will fill the roles in the team.
– Mercedes-AMG F1 (@ MercedesAMGF1) October 9, 2020
Mercedes recalled reinforcements from UK
Strictly applying the protocol put in place by F1 and the FIA, the German team immediately traced the contacts of those who tested positive. As a result, no less than seven Mercedes employees will not be able to intervene during the weekend, being immediately placed in isolation to prevent the spread of the virus. In order to compensate for these absences, the formation based in Brackley announced that six of its members made the trip from the United Kingdom to the Nürburgring. Last minute changes, the scope of which has not been announced by the star brand, which could however disrupt its proper functioning throughout the race weekend, already largely altered by the difficult weather above of the Eifel, which forced the cancellation of the first two free practice sessions.