Toto Wolff, Mercedes, Silverstone, 2020

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has become the latest senior figure in Formula 1 to test positive for Covid-19.

Wolff, 49, confirmed to Austrian broadcaster ORF yesterday he had contracted the virus but has already completed his quarantine period following the diagnosis. He is said to have had “the mildest of symptoms”.

He joins a growing number of notable paddock figures to have tested positive for Covid-19. Five drivers have had the virus, including Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton, who missed the Sakhir Grand Prix as a result.

Lando Norris, who contracted Covid-19 earlier this year, is now symptom-free. The most recent positive case was Charles Leclerc, but the Ferrari driver is due to return to the cockpit at Fiorano this week.

Six other Mercedes staff also tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the Eifel Grand Prix at the Nurburgring last October.

Notable positive Covid-19 cases in F1

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