McLaren driver Lando Norris has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now self-isolating, his Formula One team said on Tuesday.
McLaren said in a statement here that Norris had returned a positive result on Monday in Dubai, where he is on a holiday before the team’s training camp.
Tests Positive Covid-19 – McLaren driver Lando Norris has become the fourth Formula 1 racer to return a positive test for Covid-19.
Norris is on holiday in Dubai ahead of a planned training camp but suffered a loss of taste and smell on Monday and immediately undertook a test.
The test came back positive and in line with local regulations he is now self-isolating in his hotel for the next 14 days.
“Hi everyone, hope you are all keeping well,” said Norris in a statement.
“Yesterday I lost my sense of taste and smell so immediately self-isolated and took a test.
“I’ve come back as positive, so I’ve told everyone that I’ve been in contact with and will be self-isolating for the next 14 days.
“I feel alright and have no other symptoms but I just wanted to let you all know.”
Sergio Perez, Lance Stroll and Lewis Hamilton all missed grands prix in 2020 after contracting Covid-19.
Perez was forced to miss both Silverstone races while Stroll fell unwell at the Nurburgring and withdrew from the event before returning a positive test.
Hamilton was absent from the Sakhir round after testing positive the day after the first Bahrain event in November.
Norris finished ninth in the drivers standings last season.
BREAKING NEWS NORRIS TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 BREAKING NEWS NORRIS TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
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