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Brown calls for easing of COVID restrictions... for sponsors

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31/08/2021

McLaren boss, Zak Brown has called for an easing of the current COVID restrictions... in order that teams can entertain sponsorship guests.

His call comes at a time the sport has just announced the biggest single number of positive tests in a week, having recorded 15 between 23 and 29 August, and as the sport heads to Zandvoort where only two-thirds of the circuit's capacity will be allowed entry due to the current restrictions.

"It was a topic this weekend and Stefano (Domenicali) and the FIA acknowledge this and suggested they are going to come back and make some further changes," said Brown, according to Reuters.

"I think the sport is going to react," he continued. "Now that it's been tabled and discussed and all the teams agree that we need to start loosening it up, I'd like to think maybe we could get something done for Monza."

"We all think this is going to be here for a long time now," said Brown, who missed the British Grand Prix after testing positive, "so everyone's starting to learn how to deal with it and live with it responsibly and I think that's what we need to do.

"We still pretty much have almost the same protocols as when this was going on a year ago," he added. "It's started to loosen up but I think we need to make sure we're taking care of our corporate partners.

"I think I should be able to go up to the Paddock Club, socially distanced, and talk to my guests and bring the drivers up. And on a limited basis bring the partners down to see the car in the garage, socially distanced."

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1. Posted by elsiebc, 03/09/2021 5:11

"For those who don't know how to take me, my tongue is usually firmly planted in my cheek. Remind me, how many covid cases were there in the paddock? How many deaths? How many long haulers like Lewis, but only when a race doesn't go his way? "

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2. Posted by Editor, 02/09/2021 16:11

"@ elsiebc

As the late Mike Lawrence would say... follow the money"

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3. Posted by elsiebc, 02/09/2021 16:06

"How can he say such a thing after having covid himself?!? And with his weight, and his age, and who knows what all else! How is he even still in the paddock after that brush with death?!? "

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4. Posted by JamesD, 31/08/2021 17:33

""I think I should be able to go up to the Paddock Club, socially distanced, and talk to my guests and bring the drivers up. And on a limited basis bring the partners down to see the car in the garage, socially distanced."

Clueless !"

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5. Posted by Oldgit, 31/08/2021 16:29

"Hey Zak, why don't you get together with the FIA and relax / delete some of their stupid rules and entertain ALL the fans."

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