More COVID news: Piquet hospitalised for two nights

15-01-2021 12:19 | Updated: 15-01-2021 12:48
by GPblog.com
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More COVID news: Piquet hospitalised for two nights

Coronavirus news has returned to the grid. This time, however, it is not a holidaymaker in Dubai but a former driver who has been affected by the virus. Former racer Nelson Piquet, had to spend two nights in hospital because of COVID-19.

Sixty-eight-year-old Nelson Piquet had to spend two nights in hospital in Brazil last week because of a coronavirus infection, Motorsport-Total.com reported. He has since been discharged from hospital.

Despite being transferred to hospital Piquet showed only mild symptoms of the virus. However, due to his age and a heart operation in 2013, the three-time world champion is in the group most at risk. 

Quarter of the grid infected

Of the twenty drivers on the Formula 1 grid, five have already been infected with the virus. The most recent infection was Charles Leclerc, but Lando Norris, Lewis Hamilton, Lance Stroll and Sergio Perez have all also tested positive. 

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