Thomas Ten Brinke has been compelled to withdraw from this weekend’s opening spherical of the 2021 Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine season after testing optimistic for COVID-19.
The sixteen-year-old Dutchman had been set to race for ART Grand Prix on the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari, however two assessments for coronavirus have each come again optimistic, which means he was compelled to drag out and go into quarantine.
Ten Brinke had been absent from each free apply classes at Imola on Friday and now the explanation why has change into clear. It is a disgrace as his team-mates, Gabriele Mini and Grégoire Saucy, ended the second session on the very prime of the timesheets.
“So frustrated and gutted to share this news: after arriving in Italy, being careful and followed all the COVID-measurements, my test came out positive twice,” stated Ten Brinke on social media.
“That means I can’t make my debut for ART this weekend. For the past months I put all my work and effort into this moment, which now collapses. Obviously I will directly go into quarantine. To all the other drivers this weekend: good luck, and I’ll be back.”
He missed the opening spherical of the Spanish Formula 4 championship final 12 months and nonetheless completed third within the ultimate standings, so there’s hope for the Dutchman going into the remainder of the season.
The subsequent spherical of the inaugural Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine season is scheduled for 3 weeks time on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, once more as help to Formula 1, with Ten Brinke hopeful of creating his sequence debut in Spain.