F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton tests positive for coronavirus days after winning the Bahrain Grand Prix and will MISS this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix after a spell in isolation
- Mercedes said Lewis Hamilton has mild symptoms but is otherwise fit and well
- Hamilton will miss this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix after his diagnosis
- The seven-time Formula One world champion is now in isolation
Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for coronavirus just days after winning the Bahrain Grand Prix.
The seven-time Formula One world champion is in isolation after his positive result was announced on Tuesday morning and will miss the upcoming Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain this weekend.
An F1 statement said: ‘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.
Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for coronavirus days after winning the Bahrain Grand Prix
‘In accordance with 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.’
The 35-year-old Hamilton came down with mild symptoms on Monday morning and has returned two positive tests.
Mercedes added: ‘Lewis is now isolating in accordance with Covid-19 protocols. Apart from mild symptoms, he is otherwise fit and well, and the entire team sends him its very best wishes for a swift recovery.’