McLaren Racing driver Carlos Sainz has confirmed that he’s entered self-isolation upon his return home following the cancellation of the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix.
Speaking in the latest McLaren Unboxed video, Sainz confirmed that he has taken this instruction a step further by entering self-isolation.
“I’m sure you’ve been wondering what we’ve been up to these last few days,” the Spaniard said.
“Just to give you a quick update, I was back in Australia on Thursday and then this case of coronavirus appeared in our team.
“We decided to withdraw and now I came back home and stayed at home for a few days
“I just wanted to let you know that everything is going fine but I am sure that Formula 1 will be back as soon as possible.
“But in the meantime, F1 is not that important. We are all going through a very tough time in the world, very strange times.”
The opening four rounds of the 2020 Formula 1 season have been either formally cancelled or postponed.
The Dutch Grand Prix, scheduled for the May 1-3 weekend, is currently the first officially unaffected at this stage.