The pilot goes to isolate himself at home in Monaco.
It’s definitely a winter break from all the dangers for Formula 1 drivers. Last week, McLaren driver Lando Norris announced that he was sick with Covid-19 while on vacation in Dubai. It is the turn of Charles Leclerc, who announced that he had isolated himself following a notification of a contact case, before being tested positive for the virus.
The pilot took advantage of the break to relax but also to resume his physical preparation for a season that promises to be trying. He is currently describing mild symptoms, but his preparation could be severely disrupted as the launch of the 2021 season quickly approaches.
A quarter of the grid already contaminated
He thus becomes the fifth driver on the grid to contract the disease after Pérez, Stroll, Hamilton and Norris, ie a quarter of the field. Luck in his misfortune: being sick during the winter break should at least prevent him from missing races because of the Covid in 2021.
For their part, the organizers of F1 continue to suffer the consequences of the pandemic, with a calendar already overhauled. The Chinese Grand Prix is canceled until further notice, while Australia is postponed at the end of the year. Further cancellations or postponements could be announced in the following days, given the progression of the disease and the possible appearance of a third wave.
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