US: Offer in Bahrain: Parts of the F1 circus are vaccinated

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Manche Teams haben das Impf-Angebot von Bahrain angenommen © LAT Some teams have accepted Bahrain’s offer

Formula 1 as a racing series, did not want to accept Bahrain’s offer . Individual teams, however, come back to it: As 'Gazzetta dello Sport' and 'Reuters' report, Ferrari and Mercedes enable their traveling employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 on site in Bahrain.

At Ferrari, 90 percent of the employees took advantage of the offer, according to the report of the 'Gazzetta dello Sport'. Ferrari itself has not yet commented on the corresponding message.

Mercedes also does not comment on it and instead refers to the privacy of individuals, reports 'Reuters'. Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff had already said: "It's a personal decision who wants to be vaccinated and who doesn't. We don't make this decision as a team."

F1 prelude in Bahrain: entry only after vaccination against the coronavirus

 F1 prelude in Bahrain: entry only after vaccination against the coronavirus © Motorsport Images In the previous year there were only tickets for health workers in Bahrain This year's season opener of Formula 1 in Bahrain from March 26th to 28th should start with Place spectators take place. However, according to the organizer, only those fans who are either fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or can prove that they have already recovered from the virus are allowed access.

The organizers of the Bahrain Grand Prix had already offered in February to provide the entire traveling staff of Formula 1 with vaccine. The first vaccination could be given before the winter tests, the second after the opening race in the same place.

Formula 1 boss Stefano Domenicali declined this offer. His explanation: "We must now act wisely and recognize and respect the situation of the endangered groups of people. We definitely do not want to be seen as the ones who are taking something away from someone."

The vaccine administered in Bahrain is Pfizer-BioNTech. Those who want to be vaccinated can do so immediately after arriving in Bahrain.

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