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Lewis Hamilton tests positive for Covid

Lewis Hamilton, the seven time Formula One world champion has tested positive for Covid and therefore has to self-isolate for two weeks.

Lewis Hamilton, the seven time Formula One world champion has tested positive for Covid and therefore has to self-isolate for two weeks.

Lewis Hamilton Has Covid

Formula One made the following statement: “The FIA, Formula One and Mercedes Team can today confirm that during mandatory pre-race PRC testing for the Sakhir Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for Covid-19.

Following Covid-19 protocols, he is now isolating. All contacts have been declared. The procedures set out by the FIA and Formula One will ensure no wider impact on this weekend’s event.

Hamilton’s Mercedes team said he had mild symptoms on the morning following Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix where he claimed his 11th win of the season.

Last week Hamilton tested three times and the result was negative each time. He had also been tested at the Bahrain International Circuit as part of the standard race weekend testing programme. However, he woke up on Monday morning with mild symptoms and was informed at the same time that somebody he had been in contact with, before he arrived in Bahrain, had consequently tested positive.

Mercedes released a statement saying: “Lewis is now isolating following Covid-19 protocols and public health guidelines in Bahrain. Apart from mild symptoms, he is otherwise fit and well, and the entire team sends him its very best wishes for a swift recovery.”

Three drivers have now contracted the illness within Formula One. Sergio Pérez missed the British and 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone in August, while his Racing Point teammate Lance Stroll also tested positive following October’s Eifel Grand Prix in Germany.

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