Lando Norris has tested COVID-19 positive, while in Dubai, where he is holidaying ahead of a scheduled training programme for 2021 season.

Norris becomes the fourth F1 driver to test COVID-19 positive after Sergio Perez, Lance Stroll and Lewis Hamilton, albeit outside an ongoing season. The Brit is already isolating in his hotel room, where will have to spend 14 days before he can get out.

McLaren notes that his symptoms at this juncture is only loss of taste and smell. When he started to feel it, he immediately went for a test which returned positive. At present he is in Dubai for his holidays, where he was also to train for the 2021 F1 season.

It is unclear if Norris was to be the solo driver in the programme. His teammate Daniel Ricciardo is seemingly in the USA at the moment. They are not only ones to be away as Max Verstappen noted his presence in Brazil, spending time with Piquet family.

Here’s the information from McLaren and Norris:

Here’s how F1 teams’ stacked up in tier performance chart

Here’s our tier system of F1 driver performance

Here’s F1 stats difference from 2019 to 2020

Here’s McLaren updating their website for Daniel Ricciardo

Here’s Andreas Seidl on McLaren losing points not for Carlos Sainz, Lando Norris

Here’s Andreas Seidl on integration of Daniel Ricciardo

Here’s Zak Brown on passing of John Hogan plus full tribute is here: