After concerns he might have contracted COVID-19 from a team member, McLaren driver Carlos Sainz has confirmed he tested negative for the virus.
Sharing the news on Instagram, the 25-year-old Spaniard confirmed he is nevertheless undergoing a period of self isolation after a team member had tested positive for the coronavirus prior to the 2020 Australian Grand Prix, precipitating the cancellation of the event.
“After what happened in Australia, I needed to do the COVID-19 test and I am very happy because the results are negative,” he said in an accompanying post on Twitter.
“In reality it won’t change much, because I will continue in quarantine.”
Similarly, 14 other McLaren staffers remain in quarantine in Melbourne due to their proximity with the confirmed case — who is reported to have recovered — joined voluntarily by several other teammates, including racing director Andrea Stella.
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Test results!! 🦠 NEGATIVE IN COVID-19 💪🏼 POSITIVE IN ATTITUDE #Carlossainz #quedateencasa