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Formula 1 Latest news: McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo tests POSITIVE for Covid-19 but will be released in time for Bahrain GP – Read Full Statement

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Formula 1 Latest news: Daniel Ricciardo tests POSITIVE – With just a few days left in the start of the 2022 season of Formula 1, former Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo has tested positive for Covid-19 and has released a statement following his isolation. He is set to be fit in time for the Bahrain Grand Prix, but not being able to test the MCL36 car in the Pre-season testing will prove quite a difficult task for the Australian driver as the Bahrain GP begins on 18th March. Follow InsideSport.IN for the latest sports news and updates.

Formula 1 Latest news: McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo tests POSITIVE for Covid-19 but will be released in time for Bahrain GP – Read Full Statement

The McLaren driver felt unwell on Wednesday, the day before running at the Bahrain International Circuit began, and initially returned negative tests. However on Friday, after day two of the test was completed, McLaren revealed the Australian has now returned a positive PCR test. The team say he is continuing to isolate in accordance with local regulations.

Formula 1 Latest news: McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo tests POSITIVE

They added: “Under these regulations Daniel will be released in time for next weekend’s Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. Daniel is already beginning to feel better, and we wish him well for a quick recovery.”

Formula 1 Latest news: McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo tests POSITIVE for Covid-19 but will be released in time for Bahrain GP - Read Full Statement
Formula 1 Latest news: McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo tests POSITIVE for Covid-19 but will be released in time for Bahrain GP – Read Full Statement

Daniel Ricciardo said on social media: “Better this week than next… Unfortunate to miss the test, but I’m starting to feel better. I’ll stay isolated and just focus on next weekend. Big thanks to Lando & McLaren for the heavy lifting, I owe you some beers (milk for Lando). Appreciate the well wishes from everyone as well.”

Ricciardo missed the first two days of the Pre-season Testing in Bahrain as he was ill. McLaren is now in the backseat as Daniel will have no experience of the MCL36 car. Although, he tested the car in Barcelona, but with the season starting on 20th March, this proves to be fatal for McLaren’s hopes for a third finish with rivals Ferrari on their toes.

Formula 1 Latest news: McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo tests POSITIVE for Covid-19 but will be released in time for Bahrain GP - Read Full Statement
Formula 1 Latest news: McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo tests POSITIVE for Covid-19 but will be released in time for Bahrain GP – Read Full Statement

Norris will drive all day on Saturday the final day of the test having fulfilled driving duties on the opening two days, where McLaren struggled with brake issues and managed just over 100 laps in total.

Formula 1 Latest news: McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo tests POSITIVE for Covid-19 but will be released in time for Bahrain GP – Read Full Statement

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