Scuderia Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc tested positive for COVID-19, making it the second time for the young F1 star this year.

Previously contracting the virus in January of this year, Leclerc faces the same roadblock again. Thankfully, the F1 season just came to an end, avoiding any missed time on the track for Ferrari’s star driver.

The team’s tweet confirms the news,  mentioning Leclerc’s stable condition after returning from the eventful Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. As of now, Leclerc is yet to comment on his condition.

Via Motorsport

“Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow driver Charles Leclerc has tested positive for COVID-19.

“In accordance with protocols required by FIA and the team, Charles was tested on his return from Abu Dhabi.

“He is currently feeling fine, with mild symptoms and will self-isolate at home.”

However, some consider Leclerc’s season as an underwhelming feat. The Monegasque finished at 7th in the driver’s standings, a few points away from McLaren’s Lando Norris and Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz. Although, it is noteworthy that Ferrari struggled to keep up with Red Bull and constructor champions Mercedes.

With the following F1 season set to begin in March of 2022, Ferrari fans hope that their young drivers can compete with runaway championship contenders Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton.