The black period continues for Kaylen Frederick. The US driver, already forced to miss Race 3 in Austria and the entire Hungaroring appointment due to a hand injury remedied in the second race of the Red Bull Ring, will not be present this weekend at Spa-Francorchamps.
Frederick, after being subjected to a swab, has in fact tested positive for COVD-19 and will therefore not be able to take to the track regularly.
“I am absolutely heartbroken,” said Frederick. “In addition to being painful, the injury in Austria was a serious blow because it made it impossible to race in Hungary.”
“The thought of being able to run back to Spa really helped me push straight after the surgery. Everything I’ve done has been planned to speed up my recovery. Testing positive for COVID-19 is simply heartbreaking. I don’t feel too bad, so I will stay at home, but it will be terrible to see everyone in Spa without me ”.
For Frederick, if he does not fail in time, there is a real risk of missing the next round in Zandvoort which will take place next week.
The Carlin team, after replacing the US driver in Hungary with the “veteran” Jake Hughes, has decided to tackle the Spa-Francorchamps round with only two cars.
Trevor Carlin added: “This is a huge blow to Kaylen. He worked hard to be 100% fit again for the Spa weekend after having already lost the Hungaroring round ”.
“As soon as possible we will start the simulator preparation work together to be ready for the appointment in Zandvoort. We wish him a speedy recovery ”.