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Formula 1

Gasly tests positive for coronavirus

Pierre Gasly has become the latest Formula 1 driver to test positive for coronavirus and is now self-isolating.

Pierre Gasly
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Another Formula 1 driver has tested positive for coronavirus with AlphaTauri man Pierre Gasly making the announcement via his Twitter account.

The Frenchman is the sixth driver to test positive for the virus, following the likes of Lando Norris of Charles Leclerc, while Sergio Perez, Lance Stroll and Lewis Hamilton all tested positive during the 2020 Formula 1 season and missed races as a result.

"Hello everyone, I hope you're all well & safe," Gasly wrote on his Twitter account. "I wanted to let you know that I tested positive for Covid 19. I have told everyone I've been in contact with during these last days.

"I'm currently self isolating and 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.

"Take care."

Gasly made headlines last season, surprising the Formula 1 grid by crossing the line first at the Italian Grand Prix for his first career victory. He finished the season 10th in the drivers' standings with 75 points.


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