Sky pundit Nico Rosberg banned from F1 paddock

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Nico Rosberg will not be allowed to enter the F1 paddock for the remainder of the 2022 due to Covid restrictions as the 2016 world champion is not vaccinated.

Rosberg collaborates with Sky F1 as a consultant but Formula 1's Covid rules require that any individual - team members, officials or members of the media - entering the paddock must be fully vaccinated, which isn't the German's case.

This year, Rosberg has worked with Sky remotely from his home and one assumes that situation will continue for the Mercedes driver.

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

"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."

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