Formula One driver Charles Leclerc tests positive for coronavirus

A statement from Ferrari read: “Driver Charles Leclerc has tested positive for Covid-19. In accordance with the team’s protocols, Charles is tested regularly and yesterday the result from his latest test came back positive.

“Charles notified us immediately and has informed everyone he has been in close contact with in the last few days. He is currently feeling ok with mild symptoms and is now self-isolating at home in Monaco.”

Leclerc provided an update on Twitter, he said: “I am feeling OK and have mild symptoms.

“I will remain in isolation in my home in Monaco in compliance with the regulations set by the local health authorities.”

The new F1 season is set to get under way in Bahrain on March 28 before it heads to Europe for a race in Imola on April 18.

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