Red Bull Racing adviser and former racing driver Helmut Marko pushed for a “Corona Camp” to infect (and therefore inoculate) drivers as the team waited out downtime stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.
Marko planned to gather all of Red Bull Racing’s Formula 1 and junior series drivers (approximately 15 personnel) together to guarantee contact. With the illness out of the way, he suggested, the team would then have been ready to tackle the remainder of F1’s truncated season without fear of infection-related complications.
How exactly the group would have been exposed to the virus initially was not detailed in the report.
Marko described the concept to Austrian TV station ORF as “… a camp where we could bridge this mentally and physically somewhat dead time. And that would be the ideal time for the infection to come,” Motorsport.com reports.