Kimi Raikkonen ruled out of Dutch Grand Prix after testing COVID-19 positive



Alfa Romeo driver Kimi Raikkonen has tried positive for the Covid and will be traded by Robert Kubica for the Netherlands Grand Prix.

The 41-year-old Raikkonen, who is resigning from Formula One toward the finish of the period, tried positive after on location testing at the Zandvoort track.

“As per COVID-19 conventions he will take no further part in this occasion. All contacts have been proclaimed,” F1 said in an assertion on Saturday.

“The strategies set out by the FIA and Formula 1 will guarantee no more extensive effect.”

Alfa Romeo said that 2007 F1 champion Raikkonen was showing no indications.

“He has promptly entered confinement in his inn,” the group said in an assertion on Saturday. “There could be no further effect expected for the group for the rest of this occasion.”

The 36-year-old Kubica has not dashed since the season-finishing Abu Dhabi GP in 2019. It will be his 98th beginning and first for Alfa Romeo, where he is a save driver.Dutch driver Max Verstappen had the quickest time in front of the two Mercedes vehicles in the third and last practice meeting for the Netherlands Grand Prix in front of qualifying later Saturday.

The orange-clad home group thundered as the Red Bull star completed an amazing .56 seconds faster than Valtteri Bottas and .79 speedier than Lewis Hamilton, the safeguarding Formula One boss and ebb and flow pioneer this season.

Ferrari confronted an attempt to beat the odds to fix Carlos Sainz Jr’s. vehicle on schedule for qualifying after he slid sideways off the Zandvoort track on the rapid Turn 3 and into the accident boundaries around 20 minutes into the meeting.

The meeting saw McLaren driver Lando Norris and Haas driver Mick Schumacher go off into the rock, while Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc made an equivocal move late on when he turned strongly left to stay away from two vehicles before him.

Hamilton searches for a record-broadening 102nd vocation post while Verstappen looks for his tenth. This season he drives Hamilton 6-3 for posts and 6-4 for wins, yet Hamilton is three focuses ahead in the standings.