Formula 1 is to make Covid-19 vaccines mandatory for all personnel this year.
The move will mean no-one will be able to work within the paddock – F1’s inner sanctum where the teams operate – without being fully vaccinated.
The policy will apply to all personnel working within F1, including drivers, teams, media, hospitality workers and any guests who attend the races.
It is not expected to have an impact on any of the drivers’ ability to compete as all are understood to be vaccinated.
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Double vaccination was a requirement of entry to the USA for last year’s US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.
The plan for all personnel to be vaccinated was agreed at last month’s meeting of the world council of governing body the FIA but there has been a delay in communicating it.