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Nico Rosberg BANNED from F1 paddock as 2016 world champion, who works as Sky pundit, not vaccinated against Covid

, Nico Rosberg BANNED from F1 paddock as 2016 world champion, who works as Sky pundit, not vaccinated against Covid

NICO ROSBERG is BANNED from the F1 paddock as he is not vaccinated for Covid-19.

The 2016 world champion retired after beating Lewis Hamilton to the title but has since had a role working as a TV pundit.

Former Mercedes star Nico Rosberg won’t be allowed in the Formula One paddock
Formula One legend Nico Rosberg has been banned because he is unvaccinated

However, suspicions grew after he was filmed reporting from his home in Monte Carlo rather than being at the track.

The FIA’s new rules from this season stipulated that anyone working inside the paddock must be fully vaccinated.

And an F1 source has confirmed that despite being a former champion, Rosberg did not have a pass for this year.

A spokesperson for Rosberg said: “Nico recovered from a coronavirus infection and currently holds a recovery certificate.

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“He has his antibody levels tested regularly and, on the recommendation of his doctor, does not currently need any vaccinations.

“In addition, he continues to comply with all necessary hygiene and precautionary measures.”

Rosberg claimed he is unvaccinated because his doctor told him it made “absolutely no sense” to get a jab after he already caught coronavirus.

The ex-Mercedes star recently told Sport1: “I recovered well from the corona disease and therefore have strong antibodies.

“I also have my antibodies tested regularly.

“Under these circumstances, my doctor advised me that vaccination would make absolutely no sense.”

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