Nasr cleared to race

Felipe Nasr
Felipe Nasr

Felipe Nasr has been cleared to race this weekend’s Cadillac Grand Prix at Sebring after testing negative for COVID-19 twice.

The Brazilian, whose symptoms subsided shortly after the Daytona weekend, needed two negative tests in order to be cleared by IMSA to race, which was is understood to have been achieved on Thursday and Friday.

A Cadillac spokesperson confirmed to Sportscar365 on Friday morning that Nasr is good to go for this weekend’s event.

“It was frustrating not to be behind the wheel at Daytona after such a long wait," Nasr said. “In the end, it wasn’t something I couldn’t control but it happened.
“did the right thing, which was to tell the team as soon as I felt something different, unusual.

“I wanted to protect everyone on the Whelen Engineering team, which was my goal. It was difficult to watch it [the race] from home.

“But, I was happy to see the car perform well with Gabby Chaves and Pipo Derani behind the wheel. They were able to score some important points for the championship.

“Now, I’m looking forward to Sebring. I’m super excited to be back in the Whelen Engineering Cadillac with Pipo. I just can’t wait to feel the speed, to go around Sebring and feel alive again."

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