McLaren driver Carlos Sainz in self-isolation despite negative coronavirus test
Last Updated: 17/03/20 7:20pm
McLaren driver Carlos Sainz will remain in self-isolation after returning from the cancelled Australian Grand Prix, despite his test for coronavirus coming back negative.
The opening race of the new F1 season in Melbourne was called off after a member of Sainz's team tested positive for coronavirus.
The individual is recovering, while 14 of his colleagues remain in self-isolation at the team's hotel.
Sainz, 25, posted a video from his home in Madrid, saying: "At the moment I feel perfectly fine, but as you are aware that doesn't necessarily mean that I am not infected or that I can't develop the symptoms going forward.
"It's been a busy few days trying to organise my life since then. Obviously, I'm a bit bored.
"But at the same time I am trying to do some sport, I'm trying to keep myself busy and do the kind of things that I would never do because of so much travelling."
Sainz later posted an updated message on social media, confirming he has tested negative for coronavirus.
🦠 NEGATIVE IN COVID-19— Carlos Sainz (@Carlossainz55) March 17, 2020
💪🏼 POSITIVE IN ATTITUDE
After what happened in Australia. I needed to do the COVID-19 test and I am very happy because the results are negative. In reality it won’t change much, because I will continue in quarantine. #Stayathome pic.twitter.com/lrhf4lP7tb
"NEGATIVE IN COVID-19 - POSITIVE IN ATTITUDE," he tweeted.
"After what happened in Australia. I needed to do the COVID-19 test and I am very happy because the results are negative. In reality it won't change much, because I will continue in quarantine. #Stayathome"
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