What are the new protocols and procedures trackside?
To ensure high health and safety standards and to protect our team, the entire trackside team was tested for COVID-19 before they were allowed to attend the two-day test at Silverstone. At the track, social distancing rules are enforced wherever possible; in addition, the team is required to wear masks. Some roles also require face shields or other additional personal protective equipment. Hygiene protocols include hand washing and sanitising practices, but also the regular cleaning of workstations and equipment with disinfectant. The measures practiced by the team at Silverstone will be similar to the those at races, including regular testing for COVID-19 for all trackside personnel. Teams will also keep their distance from each other, creating ‘team bubbles’ to limit the risk of exposure amongst the teams. Further, as only essential team personnel will be attending the races, the number of team members at the track will be lower than usual. Owing to the fact that team partners and guests will not be granted access to the track either, teams will be travelling without their motorhomes and instead use the infrastructure at the track for the provision of meals.