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.
— McLaren (@McLarenF1) January 5, 2021
Norris, 21, 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.
— Lando Norris (@LandoNorris) January 5, 2021
Norris is the fourth F1 driver to test positive for the novel coronavirus after seven-times champion Lewis Hamilton, Mexican Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll of Racing Point (now Aston Martin) returned positive tests last season.
Norris finished ninth in the driver’s standings last season.