Scuderia AlphaTauri driver Pierre Gasly informed fans that he has tested positive for COVID-19 after training in Dubai. He went on to reiterate that he is on the road to recovery.
The Frenchman took to social media to let all his fans know that his recovery was panning out as per plan. He said that he has continued his rehabilitation and preparation for the upcoming season from his 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.”
Gasly has claimed 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 said.
This makes Pierre Gasly the sixth F1 driver to have tested positive for coronavirus.
Previously, Sir Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll tested positive for the virus in the 2020 season. Lando Norris and Charles LeClerc, meanwhile, contracted the virus in January.
With the season-opener in Bahrain a couple of months away, drivers and team members will do their best not to contract the virus and jeopardise their chances of participating in the first race of 2021.