The fifth driver on the Formula 1 grid to test positive for coronavirus has been Charles Leclerc, who claims to be isolated and feel good despite suffering mild symptoms. The Ferrari driver remains at his home in Monaco.
First it was Sergio Pérez and Lance Stroll, who tested positive for COVID-19 in the course of the 2020 Formula 1 season. Later, it was Lewis Hamilton’s turn, who like the previous ones missed a Grand Prix as a result of it.
Already during the winter period, Lando Norris has also been infected and now it is Charles Leclerc who has communicated his contagion. This is what the Monegasque Ferrari driver, who remains isolated at his home in Monaco, has made known through his social networks:
Official statement from Charles Leclerc
Hi guys, I hope everyone is staying safe. I want to let you know that I have tested positive for COVID-19.
I am checked regularly according to my team’s protocols. Unfortunately, I found out that I have been in contact with a positive case and immediately went into self-isolation, notifying the situation to anyone with whom I had contact. A subsequent test I did has come back positive.
I feel fine and have mild symptoms. I will remain isolated in my home in Monaco with the regulations established by the local health authorities.
“Stay safe and take care of yourself.”
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At the end of December, Charles Leclerc visited Maranello to celebrate the traditional Christmas meeting with a team and a small press group, also attending the same Carlos Sainz and Mattia Binotto.
The activity in Formula 1 will not begin until mid-March, when teams and drivers travel to Bahrain to carry out the preseason and the first Grand Prix of the year. Before, the presentations will be made, the Ferrari one being scheduled for the second half of February.