Lando Norris is set to return to the UK, with the McLaren driver’s positive Covid-19 quarantine in Dubai now complete.
McLaren driver Lando Norris is now free to return to the UK after completing his mandatory 14-day quarantine, per reports. Norris contracted the virus while holidaying in Dubai ahead of a planned training camp. After experiencing symptoms, Norris subsequently tested positive, forcing him into self-isolation.
— Lando Norris (@LandoNorris) January 5, 2021
McLaren have advised that Norris is now feeling better. However, he must return a negative result in order to board his return flight back home.
Norris will continue to self-isolate upon returning to the UK. With limited visits to the McLaren Technology Centre at Woking.
The team have also made further arrangements to reschedule Norris’ training ahead of the 2021 Formula 1 season.
Since Norris’ diagnosis, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc has also returned a positive reading. Bringing the total number of driver’s to test positive for Covid-19 to five.
While Covid-19 continues to rear its ugly head around the globe, F1’s strict protocols and guidelines will likely remain in place for the foreseeable future.
The 2021 calendar has already received changes. With the Australian Grand Prix pushed from its usual opening round position, to the latter stages in November. While the Chinese Grand Prix has been postponed with no replacement date released as of yet.
Imola will now replace China. With Portimao in Portugal likely to take up the current TBC slot scheduled for May 2.
The Sakhir Circuit in Bahrain will now take on the role of launching the 2021 Formula 1 season, due to kick off on March 28.