Scuderia Ferrari’s two-time F1 race winner driver Charles Leclerc is currently self-isolating at his home in Monaco after testing positive for the novel coronavirus.
Leclerc announced today that he had tested positive for Covid-19 and reported mild symptoms. The Monegasque has become the fifth driver to contract the virus after Sergio Perez, Lance Stroll, Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris. The Briton is still self-isolating in Dubai following his positive test result.
The 23-year-old driver notified his Ferrari team immediately and has also informed everyone he has been in close contact with in the last few days. Leclerc recently spent some time Dubai. When he was informed that one of his close contacts tested positive for the virus, he also took a test for coronavirus and returned a positive result.
“I hope you are all staying safe I want to let you know that I have tested positive for Covid-19,” he said.
“I am regularly checked according to my team’s protocols. Unfortunately I learned that I have been in contact with a positive case and immediately went into self-isolation, notifying anyone I had contact with.
“A subsequent test I took has come back positive. I am feeling OK and have mild symptoms. I will remain in isolation in my home in Monaco in compliance with the regulations set by the local health authorities. Stay safe and take care.”
Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow driver Charles Leclerc has tested positive for COVID-19.— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) January 14, 2021
In accordance with the team’s protocols, Charles is tested regularly and yesterday, the result from his latest test came back positive. [1/2]