Formula E team slapped with $40,000 fine for COVID breach
By Mat Coch
Friday 23rd April, 2021 - 11:26am
Officials have slapped the NIO 333 Formula E team with a substantial fine for failing to properly report a positive COVID-19 result.
A €25,000 (AUD $38,959) fine was dished out after the team was found to have delayed the reporting of a positive case.
The bulletin issued by the FIA revealed there was a delay of several hours between the team learning of the result and notifying the sport’s governing body.
Appendix S of the FIA International Sport Code mandates; “Any material non-compliance with the requirements of this COVID-19 Code must be reported without delay to the COVID-19 Delegate.”
Furthermore, it goes on to mandate that any attendee returns a positive test, or shows COVID-19 symptoms, must declare themselves unfit.
While €20,000 of the fine has been suspended until the end of the season, provided there is no repeat infraction, €5000 was due immediately.
The news comes shortly after NIO 333 recommitted to Formula E as it looks towards introducing its Gen3 regulations from the 2022-23 season.
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