The one in Jeddah will be a special race for the whole team Williams, which will face its first grand prix after the death of Sir Frank Williams, the founder of the historic British team now owned by the American investment fund Dorilton Capital. For the weekend, the former owner and team principal will be remembered on the livery of the FW43B, capable of conquering 9 constructors’ championships and 7 drivers, for a total of 114 victories in Formula 1. But in Saudi Arabia he will not be able to lead the team the current CEO and team principal, the 63-year-old German Jost Got it, which was found to be positive in a check for COVID-19 held before traveling with the team to Jeddah.
Capito is following, as per protocol, the guidelines of the British health authorities and therefore the team has confirmed his absence for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Already in Zandvoort on the occasion of the Dutch Grand Prix, Capito was not present due to a precautionary isolation after having dinner with Kimi Raikkonen, the day before the Finnish driver’s coronavirus positivity.
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