McLaren has confirmed that Daniel Ricciardo will take part at the Bahrain GP after having tested negative for COVID-19.

Ricciardo was forced to miss the pre-season testing in Bahrain as he had contracted the coronavirus. With only a week left before the race weekend, there were concerns that the Australian might not be able to participate. However, with just two days before the FP1, McLaren announced that Ricciardo is clear to race.

“McLaren F1 Team confirms that after testing positive for COVID-19 last week, Daniel has now returned a number of negative tests and will therefore return to the paddock on Thursday ready to compete in this weekend’s Bahrain GP,” the team statement read.

“Daniel has been feeling better each day as he continued to recover while in isolation following local regulations in Bahrain.”

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