Lewis Hamilton Tests Positive For COVID-19
Formula One world champion, Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for coronavirus and will miss this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix.
His team, Mercedes, said Hamilton woke with mild symptoms on Monday and returned a positive result at a subsequent test and again at a retest.
“In accordance with COVID-19 protocols and public health authority guidelines in Bahrain, he is now isolating,” said the sport’s governing body, the FIA, in a statement on Tuesday.
“The procedures set out by the FIA and Formula 1 will ensure no wider impact on this weekend’s event.”
Mercedes added that “apart from mild symptoms, he is otherwise fit and well”.
His replacement driver is however yet to be announced.
Mercedes statement re Lewis Hamilton pic.twitter.com/lfjb3WVizC
— David Croft (@CroftyF1) December 1, 2020