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Ferrari Driver Charles Leclerc Tests Positive For COVID-19

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




Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc introduced on Thursday that he had examined optimistic for Covid-19, two days after Formula One was compelled to postpone two of subsequent season’s Grands Prix. “I want to let you know that I have tested positive for Covid-19,” the Monegasque driver mentioned 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 dwelling in his native Monaco.

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He completed eighth final season after making simply two podium finishes in a dreadful 17-race marketing campaign for Ferrari, by which four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel slumped to 13th within the drivers’ standings.

The optimistic take a look at should not have any rapid impression on Leclerc’s prospects for the approaching season, which does not begin till the Bahrain GP on March 28.

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On Tuesday this yr’s Australian GP, the standard season opener, was pushed again till November because the coronavirus pandemic compelled a 2021 calendar rejig. 

The Chinese GP was additionally shelved with no new date for that race but scheduled.

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