Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri, Istanbul Park, 2020

Pierre Gasly has announced he has tested positive for Covid-19.

The AlphaTauri driver, who has been training in Dubai, is the sixth Formula 1 racer to contract the coronavirus.

“I wanted to let you know that I tested positive for Covid-19,” he confirmed on social media. “I have told everyone I’ve been in contact with during these last days.

“I’m current self-isolating and following the protocol set by the local health authorities. I’m feeling okay, and will continue to follow my training plan from home while I remain in isolation.

Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll missed races last season after catching Covid-19. Gasly is the third driver to contract it during the off-season, following Lando Norris and Charles Leclerc.

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