F1: Mazepin’s covid infection only ‘mild’ – spokesman

(GMM) Nikita Mazepin will sit out this week’s post-season tire test, but the Russian driver is in good health.

That is the word from a spokesman representing the 22-year-old Haas rookie, who had to sit out last weekend’s season finale after testing positive to covid-19.

On race-day morning, the Russian driver reported that he felt “totally fine”.

Haas confirmed that he was actually “asymptomatic” as he entered isolation, and Mazepin’s spokesman reports that the infection has not dramatically worsened in the time since then.

“Nikita feels well. The disease is mild,” the spokesman told Russia’s Sport-Express.

Mazepin will be replaced in the Abu Dhabi tire test by Pietro Fittipaldi.