Ferrari Method 1 driver Charles Leclerc is battling “gentle signs” after testing constructive for COVID-19.
Leclerc introduced by way of Instagram on Thursday afternoon that he had contracted COVID-19, and was now self-isolating at house in Monaco.
“Hey guys, I hope you’re all staying protected. I need to let you recognize that I’ve examined constructive for COVID-19,” Leclerc wrote.
“I’m repeatedly checked in response to my workforce’s protocols. Sadly, I discovered that I’ve been involved with a constructive case and instantly went into self-isolation, notifying anybody I had contact with.
“A subsequent take a look at I took has come again constructive.
“I’m feeling OK and have gentle signs. I’ll stay in isolation in my house in Monaco in complicate with the laws set by the native well being authorities.
“Keep protected and take care.”
It’s unclear the place Leclerc contracted COVID-19, however he’s recognized to have taken a vacation together with his girlfriend to Dubai earlier this month.
He’s the fifth F1 driver recognized to have examined constructive for COVID-19. Racing Level drivers Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll missed races after selecting up the virus final yr, with Nico Hulkenberg deputising on each events.
Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton was absent from the Sakhir Grand Prix in December after additionally contracting the virus and was changed by George Russell at Mercedes, however returned for the season finale in Abu Dhabi after a swift restoration.
McLaren’s Lando Norris revealed last week he had tested positive while on holiday in Dubai forward of a winter coaching camp, and stays in isolation for an additional 5 days.
The Ferrari workforce issued a press release echoing Leclerc’s message, confirming he was repeatedly examined in keeping with its protocols.
“Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow driver Charles Leclerc has examined constructive for COVID-19,” the workforce mentioned.
“In accordance with the workforce’s protocols, Charles is examined repeatedly and yesterday, the outcome from his newest take a look at got here again constructive.
“Charles notified us instantly and has knowledgeable everybody he has been in shut contact with in the previous couple of days.
“He’s at the moment feeling OK with gentle signs and is now self-isolating at house in Monaco.”