Kimi Raikkonen has tested positive for Covid-19, ruling him out of this weekend’s Dutch Grand Prix.
Robert Kubica, who last raced in Formula 1 in 2019, will replace Raikkonen at Alfa Romeo.
The news drops on the eve of the race and gives Kubica just a single practice session to learn a new circuit.
Fortunately, he has tested the current iteration of car at testing days scattered across the year.
Alfa Romeo has confirmed that Raikkonen is isolating in his hotel room and currently has no symptoms.
They added that he is in good spirits. However, he could potentially miss next weekend’s Italian Grand Prix if he returns more positive tests between now and then.
Generally, most people who contract the virus fully recover after two weeks.
Raikkonen announced earlier this week that he is retiring from Formula 1 at the end of the 2021 season.
He made his Grand Prix debut in 2001 with Sauber and has won 21 races.
Raikkonen’s only championship came in 2007 with Ferrari.