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Ex-world champion Nico Rosberg will no longer be allowed access to F1 paddock


Former Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg, currently active as an analyst for German and British television, has been told by the F1 organization that he will no longer be allowed access to the paddock because he has not been vaccinated against the corona virus. According to Rosberg, the ban means he can no longer fulfill his media obligations, since they take place from the exclusive zone. He told the German sports channel Sport1.


Sport1 reported late last month at the Monaco GP that Rosberg was denied access to the paddock and instead reported from the living room of his apartment.

“I was recently infected with the coronavirus, which means I now have a lot of antibodies,” Rosberg said. The former F1 driver was not vaccinated against the corona virus on the advice of a doctor, who, in his own words, advised him that vaccination after an infection is “useless”.

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F1 has tightened the corona rules for this season. Last year, unvaccinated individuals were allowed to enter the paddock subject to a negative PCR test. Now a full vaccination is required unless there is a medical clearance.

Nico Rosberg was active as a Formula 1 driver for the British Williams and the German Mercedes between 2006 and 2016, where he drove together with Michael Schumacher. In 2016 Rosberg became world champion. In 2017 he was inducted into the FIA ​​Hall of Fame by the International Motorsport Federation FIA.

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