While on holiday, McLaren driver Lando Norris tested positive for the corona virus. The team confirmed that, during a break in Dubai, the 21-year-old had lost his sense of taste and smell and a subsequent test came back positive.
The team reported, “McLaren can confirm that Lando Norris tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday in Dubai, where he is currently on vacation ahead of a planned training camp,” He will now be self-isolated in his hotel for 14 days in compliance with local regulations. He is currently feeling well and reports no other symptoms. “In accordance with local regulations, he will now be self-isolated in his hotel for 14 days. He is currently feeling well and reports no other symptoms. ” Pre-season tests are scheduled for early March in Spain, with the Australian Grand Prix set for 21 March. There are fears, however, that as race promoters, the national government and F1 bosses hold talks on the matter, the season opener may be postponed.