Lewis Hamilton will be among a host of British Formula One drivers and staff that will need to adhere to strict lockdown measures for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Teams received new guidance on Saturday from the sport’s COVID-19 delegate and it detailed how there will be very strict measures for British visitors.
The Hungarian Grand Prix is still expected to go ahead as planned with the event in Budapest slated for next Sunday as the third race in the revised championship calendar.
Lewis Hamilton will be forced to abide by strict quarantine rules for British arrivals when Formula One travels to Budapest for the Hungarian Grand Prix next weekend
The six-time champion will be confined to his hotel when not at the track to qualify or race
Hungarian ministers have strict protocol which sees UK citizens required to stay in their hotel, for the time they are not on the track.
It is believed ministers have taken a dim view of the UK’s easing of lockdown with pubs and restaurants reopening earlier this month.
F1 is operating a strict 2,000-strong bubble with many of those residing and working in the UK. There has not been a single positive test from the first two weekends of the season in Austria.
McLaren’s British youngster Lando Norris will also be faced by the strict rules by ministers
It had been hoped that the sport would have been granted an exemption for those travelling as part of the bubble.
But the latest guidance appears to have dashed those hopes and British drivers, race staff and travelling media are now facing a strict lockdown away from the track.
The rules in Hungary for UK citizens mean that Hamilton and Co risk a €15,000 (£13,422) fine for any breaches of the rules. Hungarian police can also hold them criminally responsible, the 19-page document to teams explains.
The contact tracing app will not be in use for the race but visitors will be expected to keep notes of who they encounter.
Other European visitors will be granted more freedom of movement with the rules focused on British travellers.
Seven teams currently operating in F1 are based in England and they now have a week to sort everything logistically for the third race of the season in Budapest.
Williams driver George Russell would find himself compromised like Hamilton and Norris