Ferrari System One driver Charles Leclerc has examined optimistic for COVID-19 and is self-isolating at house in Monaco with gentle signs.
The 23-year-old mentioned he was feeling okay.
“I’m usually checked in keeping with my crew’s protocols. Sadly, I discovered that I’ve been in touch with a optimistic case and instantly went into self-isolation, notifying anybody I had contact with,” he mentioned on Instagram.
“A subsequent check I took has come again optimistic.
“I’ll stay in isolation in my house in Monaco in compliance with the laws set by the native well being authorities.”
Leclerc didn’t say the place he might need contracted the virus however was in Dubai earlier this month.
He’s the fifth F1 driver recognized to have examined optimistic for COVID-19 after Mexican Sergio Perez, Canadian Lance Stroll, Britain’s seven occasions world champion Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris.
McLaren’s Norris was the latest, testing optimistic whereas on vacation in Dubai earlier this month earlier than a winter coaching camp.
The 2021 System One season is because of begin in Bahrain on March 28 after the standard Australian opener was postponed because of the pandemic.
Leclerc completed eighth total final season as Ferrari endured their worst marketing campaign in 40 years.
He’s joined this yr by Spaniard Carlos Sainz from McLaren rather than 4 occasions world champion Sebastian Vettel.