Scuderia AlphaTauri driver Pierre Gasly has tested positive for COVID-19 after training in Dubai.
The Frenchman shared the news on social media on Sunday night and said he is “feeling OK” and plans to continue preparing for the 2021 F1 season from home.
In a tweet, Gasly said: “I wanted to let you know that I [have] tested positive for COVID-19. I have told everyone I’ve been in contact with during these last days.”
He added that he is “following the protocol set by the local health authorities.
“I’m feeling OK, and will continue to follow my training plan from home while I remain in isolation,” he continued.
This makes Pierre Gasly the sixth F1 driver to have tested positive for coronavirus.
Specifically, Sergio Perez, Lance Stroll and Sir Lewis Hamilton tested positive for the virus during the 2020 season, while Lando Norris and Charles Leclerc appeared to contract the virus in January.
With just two months until lights out for the season-opener in Bahrain, F1 drivers will be especially careful not to contract the virus over the coming weeks as they don’t want to risk being forced to miss the first race of 2021.