McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris is currently observing a period of self-isolation in Dubai after testing positive for COVID-19.

The Briton, who is currently on holiday in Dubai ahead of a planned training camp, returned a positive result after taking a coronavirus test on Monday after recognising he had lost his sense of taste and smell.

In line with local regulations, Norris is now self-isolating in his hotel for 14 days.

In a post on social media, Norris confirmed that he has no other symptoms of the virus.

“Yesterday I lost my sense of taste and smell so immediately self-isolated and took a test,” he said.

“It’s come back as positive, so I’ve told everyone that I’ve been in contact with and will be self isolating for the next 14 days.

“I feel alright and have no other symptoms but I just wanted to let you all know.”

In a team statement released on Tuesday, McLaren added: “McLaren can confirm that Lando Norris tested positive for covid-19 yesterday in Dubai, where he is currently on holiday ahead of a planned training camp.

“After recognising a loss of taste and smell, he was tested immediately and informed the team. In line with local regulations, he is now self-isolating at his hotel for 14 days. He is currently feeling well and reports no other symptoms.”

Norris is the fourth F1 driver to have contracted COVID-19 and made it public, with Racing Point duo Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll, and seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton also testing positive across the course of the 2020 F1 season.

 

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