Red Bull’s Sergio Perez and Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz on Friday said they had accepted Bahrain’s offer of a COVID-19 vaccine, making them the first F1 drivers to confirm they had done so.
Bahrain is hosting three days of pre-season testing and the opening race on March 28 and has offered doses of the Pfizer vaccine to all the teams and F1 travelling group.
“We got offered, I took the decision to take it,” Perez told reporters. “For me, back in Mexico I don’t know when I will be able to get it.”
Sainz said he had done the same: “I took it. I thought it was a great opportunity and obviously thankful to the Bahrain government for offering it to so many people that travel around the world.”