For the 2022 season, Formula 1 intends to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for all paddock staff.
According to The Times, no exceptions will be made as the sport tries to tackle the coronavirus threat.
The new rule will apply to all Grand Prix participants, including drivers, engineers, media, hospitality employees, and spectators.
According to the BBC, none of the 20 drivers competing this season will be affected by the new policy.
This is welcome news as F1 will be keen to avoid the controversy surrounding Novak Djokovic in Tennis.
Due to a lack of vaccinations and authorisation to enter the country, Djokovic was unable to compete in the Australian Open.
In April, Formula One will return to Australia after a two-year hiatus.
Due to the pandemic, the 2020 season was postponed until July, while the 2021 season featured 22 races on a significantly reduced calendar that excluded Australia, China, Singapore, Japan, and Canada.
In 2022, Formula One will run a record-breaking 23-race schedule, with all of the aforementioned venues except China participating.
Sergio Perez, Lance Stroll, Lewis Hamilton, and Kimi Raikkonen have all missed Grands Prix because to COVID since the pandemic began in 2020.
The new season will begin on March 18-20 in Bahrain.
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