Bahrain

Last Race: 06th Apr Bahrain

Bahrain GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Sergio Perez

Drug testers swoop on F1 drivers

Wednesday 6th March 2013

Share:

Drug testers swoop on F1 drivers

Drug testers swoop on F1 drivers

Fernando Alonso, Sergio Perez and Daniel Ricciardo all got a rude awakening this week when they were paid visits by drug testers.

Officials from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) gave Ferrari driver Alonso an early morning surprise when they arrived barely after the sun came out on Tuesday.

"06:42h. Control antidoping [sic]," the double World Champion tweeted while McLaren's Perez also confirmed that he was forced to wake up early to provide a urine sample.

Torro Rosso racer Ricciardo also had visitors very early in at his home and he admits he felt a little awkward.

"Got drug tested early hours this morning," the Australian tweeted.

He added: "All of a sudden p*****g in your own home becomes difficult with someone staring over your shoulder."

WADA drug testing not only takes place during grands prix, but also out of competition and drivers can either be tested random or on a predetermined date.

Setting Up In Shanghai

Editor's Picks

The 2014 Results Centre

The 2014 Results Centre

It is advantage Mercedes in the 2014 title races with three pole positions, three wins and a massive lead in the standings...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

Sign up for the PF1 Fantasy League and win big with £20,000 to be won in cash and GP holidays...

The PF1 Forum In The Mix

The PF1 Forum In The Mix

After putting another driver into a dangerous roll there are calls to ban Pastor Maldonado. Right or wrong? Let's chat...

From F1 Exhaust To Lamp

From F1 Exhaust To Lamp

Taken from a nostalgic past, Memento Exclusives have transformed Honda exhausts into space-age table lamps...