Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen has examined constructive for Covid-19 and can miss this weekend’s Dutch Grand Prix, his Alfa Romeo staff and the race organisers introduced on Saturday.
The 2007 world champion, 41, who’s retiring from Formulation One on the finish of the season, will probably be changed in Zandvoort by Alfa Romeo’s reserve driver Robert Kubica.
“Kimi is displaying no signs and is in good spirits. He has instantly entered isolation in his resort. The staff needs Kimi a speedy restoration,” the Alfa Romeo staff tweeted.
Polish driver Kubica, 36, gained the Canadian Grand Prix in 2008 however his profession was severely hampered following a crash through the Andorra Rally in 2011 through which his proper forearm was partially severed.
“Robert has been reserve driver… because the begin of the 2020 season and has pushed the staff’s C41 in three follow classes this 12 months,” Alfa Romeo mentioned.
“With 97 Formulation One begins to his title and expertise with 2021 Formulation One equipment, he will probably be prepared for motion and to offer his finest for the staff.”
With Raikkonen needing a damaging check earlier than being allowed to return to the paddock, his participation in subsequent weekend’s Italian Grand Prix at Monza can also be doubtful.
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