The Kingdom of Bahrain wants to give everyone in F1 the opportunity to get vaccinated in the next two weeks, which is causing some differing opinions among the F1 teams, says ‘Sky Sports’ reporter Craig Slater. However, the Ferrari F1 team has a clear message for everyone: “Vaccination is important”.
At the end of February, the Kingdom of Bahrain announced that the entire Formula 1 circus could be vaccinated during the pre-season tests and the race weekend. F1 itself has already announced that it will not be vaccinated as a group in Bahrain while millions of people in Europe are still waiting for their injection.
However, they do leave the choice to everyone individually, just as the teams do. At Ferrari, the opportunity for vaccination is immediately used.
Ferrari did add that for the younger engineers in their team, there is still no prospect of getting a vaccine in their home country of Italy in the medium term. Opting for the vaccine is therefore considered an opportunity to protect your colleagues, friends and family in the home country of Italy.
They see the green light for their staff as an opportunity to emphasize the importance of getting vaccinated and to remove the doubts that some groups still have about it. In Italy there are a lot of anti-vaxxers and Ferrari wants to send a clear message that vaccination is important.
Slater also emphasizes that this does not mean that vaccines are taken from the people of Bahrain, every resident of Bahrain has the opportunity to register via an app to get vaccinated.
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