AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly becomes the SIXTH F1 driver to test positive for Covid-19 after contracting the disease in Dubai… just months after Charles Leclerc and and Lewis Hamilton caught the disease in same location
- Pierre Gasly revealed on Twitter he has tested positive for coronavirus
- The Frenchman becomes the sixth F1 driver to contract the virus
- Lewis Hamilton was forced to miss the Bahrain Grand Prix due to the illness
Pierre Gasly has become the sixth Formula One driver to test positive for Covid-19.
The AlphaTauri driver, who won his first race in the sport at last year’s Italian Grand Prix, contracted the virus in Dubai.
Gasly, 24, wrote on Twitter: ‘I wanted to let you know that I tested positive for Covid-19. I have told everyone I’ve been in contact with during these last days.
Pierre Gasly has become the sixth F1 driver to test positive for Covid-19 and is self-isolating
Gasly, 24, celebrated his first win in Formula One at last year’s thrilling Italian Grand Prix
‘I’m currently self-isolating and following the protocol set by the local health authorities.’
‘I’m feeling OK, and will continue to follow my training plan from home while I remain in isolation.’
British driver Lando Norris and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc both tested positive for Covid-19 last month following time in Dubai.
Charles Leclerc (L) and Lewis Hamilton (R) are two of the F1 drivers that have had Covid-19
Lewis Hamilton also contracted the illness there ahead of November’s Bahrain Grand Prix, and was forced to miss the weekend where he was replaced by George Russell.
Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll tested positive for the virus last season.
The 2021 season is scheduled to get underway with the first race in Bahrain on March 28, while the Australian Grand Prix, usually the season’s curtain-raiser, has been pushed back to November.
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