Pierre Gasly becomes sixth F1 driver to contract COVID-19
AlphaTauri's Pierre Gasly, on Monday, announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19. The 24-year-old Frenchman, who recently posted pictures of his training in Dubai, made the announcement on Twitter. He has now become the sixth Formula One driver to contract the deadly virus. Gasly informed that he is in isolation and following the health protocols. Here is more.
I am currently self-isolating: Gasly
"I wanted to let you know that I tested positive for COVID-19. I have told everyone I have been in contact with during these last days. I am currently self-isolating and following the protocol set by the local health authorities," wrote Gasly on Twitter.
Here is what he tweeted
Others who contracted the virus besides Gasly
Gasly has now become the sixth Formula One driver to test positive for COVID-19. Earlier, the likes of Sergio Perez, Lance Stroll, Lewis Hamilton, Lando Norris, and Charles Leclerc had tested positive for coronavirus. Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, Williams principal Simon Roberts, Aston Martin owner Lawrence Stroll and Pirelli boss Mario Isola had also contracted the virus.
A look at the revise schedule of 2021 F1 season
Earlier, F1 organizers had revealed a revised calendar for the 2021 season. The season will now commence with the Bahrain Grand Prix, starting March 28. Imola will hold the next race on April 18, with Australia hosting the third-last race of the season on November 21. Meanwhile, the last race of the season will take place in Abu Dhabi on December 12.
Chinese Grand Prix to be rescheduled due to travel restrictions
Due to the ongoing travel restrictions, the 2021 Chinese Grand Prix will not be held on its planned date, with Imola claiming a slot in its place in the F1 calendar. "Discussions with the promoter and authorities in China are ongoing, with the potential to reschedule the race later in the season if possible," F1 had said in an official release.