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Ferrari Driver Charles Leclerc Tests Positive For COVID-19 | Formula 1 News

Charles Leclerc stated that he had “mild symptoms” and was isolating at his home in his native Monaco.© Twitter


Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc announced on Thursday that he had tested positive for Covid-19, two days after Formula One was forced to postpone two of next season’s Grands Prix. “I want to let you know that I have tested positive for Covid-19,” the Monegasque driver said on Twitter. “I learned that I have been in contact with a positive case and immediately went into self-isolation… A subsequent test I took has come back positive.” Leclerc, 23, added that he had “mild symptoms” and was isolating at his home in his native Monaco.

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He finished eighth last season after making just two podium finishes in a dreadful 17-race campaign for Ferrari, in which four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel slumped to 13th in the drivers’ standings.

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The positive test shouldn’t have any immediate impact on Leclerc’s prospects for the coming season, which doesn’t start until the Bahrain GP on March 28.

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On Tuesday this year’s Australian GP, the traditional season opener, was pushed back until November as the coronavirus pandemic forced a 2021 calendar rejig. 

The Chinese GP was also shelved with no new date for that race yet scheduled.

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