WEC: Aubry suspected to test positive for COVID-19

Following recent tests and health protocols ahead of the FIA World Endurance Championship restart at Spa, Gabriel Aubry is suspected to have tested positive for COVID-19.

Aubry currently drives for the #37 Jota Sport and sits in second place on 90 points in the  LMP2 drivers’ standings, with co-drivers Will Stevens, and Ho-Pin Tung.

The Frenchman was also in close contact with the Algarve Pro Racing Team last week, where he competed at the European Le Mans Series’ 4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.

Those members at Algarve Pro have taken precautions to self-isolate themselves and are awaiting the results of a second test taken yesterday.

A tracing initiative had begun with those members who came in close contact, including three members of the JOTA Sport team, 16 from the Algarve Pro Racing, three technicians from Goodyear, and one mechanic from Rebellion. All of which are in quarantine.

The situation is being treated with care as procedures and measures placed by local authorities are being followed, in compliance with the WEC and the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps’ COVID 19 Medical Delegate.

A statement from the FIA said: “In accordance with the FIA and WEC protocols, and to mitigate the risks, the competitors and working staff at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, groups or ‘bubbles’ have been created with the minimum of cross-contact between each group.

“With the assistance of the FIA, the promoter, local health authorities and the WEC and Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps’ COVID-19 Medical Delegate, a full track and trace initiative has been undertaken and all close contacts have been identified and quarantined as required until the results of the PCR tests carried out this morning are known.

“Further information will be released once the results are confirmed.”