McLaren F1 driver Lando Norris tests positive for coronavirus

Paola Ditto
Gennaio 5, 2021

The 21-year-old tested positive on Monday ahead of a planned training camp.

McLaren confirmed in a statement that Norris had tested positive, and would now be self-isolating for the next two weeks.

McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris is now observing a period of self-isolation in Dubai after testing positive for COVID-19.

British driver Lando Norris has tested positive for coronavirus while on holiday in Dubai, Formula One team McLaren said on Tuesday (Jan 5).

"After recognising a loss of taste and smell, he was tested immediately and informed the team". He will now isolate in his hotel for 14 days, which is in line with local regulations in Dubai.

Norris is the fourth driver to contract the virus after Sergio Perez, Lance Stroll and Lewis Hamilton, although is the first to be affected since the 2020 season came to a close. He is not experiencing any other symptoms.

"I feel alright and have no other symptoms but I just wanted to let you all know".

Although they will not be subject to such strict guidelines mandated by the FIA during the off-season, a number of drivers have spoken about the need to keep safe and ensure their winter preparations are not impacted.

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