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McLaren F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo tests positive for COVID-19

Despite this, he is expected to be cleared in time to be able to race next week at the Bahrain GP.

Daniel Ricciardo has tested positive for COVID-19, and will take no further part in the pre-season testing being held in Bahrain this week. The Aussie was under the weather and skipped yesterday’s test as well, and with this will now have to isolate for a few days at the least.

It hasn’t been an ideal start to the Bahrain test for McLaren at all- they just managed 59 laps in total on Day 2 of running, suffering issues with the brakes on regular occasions. Daniel’s positive RT-PCR test will certainly not do a job of boosting morale, as now the team faces the problem of temporarily not having a driver in their second seat! Daniel also had this to say on Twitter:

This now leaves Lando to fulfil all the driving duties for the team across these 3 days of the Bahrain test, Lando having himself contracted COVID during the off-season. Daniel will surely be rueing the lost opportunity to get some valuable mileage in, though will certainly be hoping that come next week his RT-PCR comes back negative. Here’s to wishing that Daniel has a speedy recovery!

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