Lando Norris of Great Britain. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/F1/DAN ISTITEN
Lando Norris of Great Britain. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/F1/DAN ISTITEN

Bengaluru — McLaren driver Lando Norris has tested positive for Covid-19 and is now self-isolating, his Formula One team said on Tuesday.

McLaren said in a statement that Norris had returned a positive result on Monday in Dubai, where he is on a holiday before the team's training camp.

Norris said that he took a Covid-19 test after losing his sense of taste and smell.

“I feel alright and have no other symptoms,” he wrote on Twitter.

Norris is the fourth F1 driver to test positive for the coronavirus after seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton, Mexican Sergio Pérez and Lance Stroll of Racing Point (now Aston Martin) returned positive tests last season.

Norris finished ninth in the drivers standings in 2020.

Reuters

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