Bottas back testing rally cars as F1 shares latest COVID-19 update
The Finn was testing rally cars as F1 shares hike in COVID-19 cases
Weeks after testing the Extreme E car, Valtteri Bottas is back again to test a WRC machine this time as he re-united with PH Sport in France, to drive the Citroen C3R5. The Finn was in his Williams overall for the running, which has been common in all his rally runs.
It could be legalities with Mercedes but for Bottas, it is more about keeping himself in shape even during the breaks between races. Although F1 remains his priority but the Finn has always likened rallying and hasn't ruled out picking it up in future.
F1 COVID-19 rise:
With no F1 grand prix this weekend, the FIA still has to test members as per their set protocol. They did so a total of 1,506 tests between October 9 and October 15, where eight positive cases were detected, which is the second highest caseload after 10.
It takes the tally to 38 in all since the start of the 2020 F1 season from over 50,000 tests conducted so far. As per their norm, no details of the positive patients were released. Racefans.net, though, reported two could be from Renault's test team at Barcelona.
They were filming at the Spanish circuit on Tuesday with Fernando Alonso driving the R.S.20. Apart from Sergio Perez and even Will Buxton, Mercedes, last weekend, revealed of two positive cases ahead of F1 Eifel GP, where they had to call upon six members.
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