McLaren said in a statement that Norris had returned a positive result on Monday in Dubai, where he is on a holiday before the team’s training camp.
Norris, 21, said that he took a COVID-19 test after losing his sense of taste and smell.
“I feel alright and have no other symptoms,” he wrote on Twitter.
— Lando Norris (@LandoNorris) 1609855709000
Norris is the fourth F1 driver to test positive for the novel coronavirus after seven-times champion Lewis Hamilton, Mexican Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll of Racing Point (now Aston Martin) returned positive tests last season.
Norris finished ninth in the drivers standings last season.