Pirelli’s head of Formula 1 and car racing Mario Isola has tested positive for Covid-19.

The positive test was confirmed by the FIA, Formula 1 and the sport’s official tyre manufacturer.

“The FIA, Formula 1 and Pirelli can confirm that Pirelli head of F1 and car eacing Mario Isola has tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday 15 November at the Turkish Grand Prix,” said a joint statement.

“Mario returned a positive result during the regular Sunday Covid testing schedule. He is now isolating, and is asymptomatic and will adhere to the local medical guidelines. All close contacts have been declared, re-tested, and no further positive cases have been returned.”

Formula 1 has conducted over 60,000 tests for Covid-19 since the season began in July. As Isola tested positive on Sunday, he will not be among the 70 positive cases identified so far, as the latest data was compiled on Friday.

Other F1 figures who have returned positive tests during the year include Williams acting team principal Simon Roberts, who missed last weekend’s race as a result, and Racing Point drivers Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll.

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