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Charles Leclerc has tested positive for Covid-19 and is self-isolating at his home in Monaco, his team has confirmed.

A statement from Ferrari said Leclerc’s result came as part of routine testing and that he had received the positive result yesterday.

“Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow driver Charles Leclerc has tested positive for Covid-19,” the team stated.

“In accordance with the team’s protocols, Charles is tested regularly and yesterday, the result from his latest test came back positive.”

The team said Leclerc had mild symptoms and was isolating at his home. “Charles notified us immediately and has informed everyone he has been in close contact with in the last few days. He is currently feeling okay with mild symptoms and is now self-isolating at home in Monaco.”

In a social media post, Leclerc said he had had prior contact with someone who had tested positive for the virus.

“I want to let you know that I have tested positive for Covid-19,” he wrote. “I am regularly checked according to my team’s protocols. Unfortunately, I learned that I have been in contact with a positive case and immediately went into self-isolation, notifying anyone I had contact with. A subsequent test I took has come back positive.

“I am feeling okay 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.”

Leclerc is the fifth Formula 1 driver to test positive for Covid-19. Lando Norris announced last week he had tested positive after noticing a loss of taste and smell. During last season Lewis Hamilton, Lance Stroll and Sergio Perez all tested positive for the virus, forcing them to miss races.

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