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Mercedes confirm team member tested positive for coronavirus ahead of the Eifel Grand Prix...but neither Lewis Hamilton or Valtteri Bottas are involved Mercedes confirmed a member of their team has tested positive for Coronavirus It is said that the case does not involve drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas F1's world champions are following protocols and working closely with the FIA

By Charlotte Daly For Mailonline

Published: 16:58 BST, 8 October 2020 | Updated: 18:01 BST, 8 October 2020

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Mercedes have confirmed that a member of their team has tested positive for Coronavirus ahead of this weekend's Eifel Grand Prix.

Mercedes have not revealed the identity of the positive member of their team but it is understood that the case does not involve either Lewis Hamilton or Valtteri Bottas.

F1's world champions say they are following the sport's protocols and are working closely with the FIA in the wake of the positive test.

Mercedes confirmed that a member of their team has tested positive for Coronavirus

Mercedes confirmed that a member of their team has tested positive for Coronavirus

Mercedes are also working hard to ensure the positive test will not disrupt Hamilton's bid to equal Michael Schumacher's record of 91 victories. 

A Mercedes spokesperson has said: 'We can confirm that a team member has tested positive.

'This has been handled and is being handled in line with FIA protocols,

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