Leclerc self-isolating in Monaco after testing positive for Covid-19

BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN - DECEMBER 05: Charles Leclerc of Ferrari and France  during qualifying ahead of

Charles Leclerc is self-isolating at his home in Monaco after testing positive for Covid-19, saying he is “feeling OK” and experiencing only “mild symptoms”.

The Ferrari driver revealed on social media that he had come into contact with someone who had tested positive, and subsequently took a test that came back positive.

“I hope you are all staying safe,” he wrote. “I want to let you know that I have tested positive for Covid-19.

“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.”

Leclerc will be partnered by new team mate Carlos Sainz this season, in what will be the Monegasque’s third campaign with the Prancing Horse.

He becomes the fifth F1 driver to contract the virus. Sergio Perez, Lance Stroll and Lewis Hamilton all missed races in 2020 after testing positive, while Lando Norris is currently isolating in Dubai after his positive test.

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