The British pilot Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be able to participate this weekend in the Sakhir Grand Prix (Bahrain), Formula One reported on Tuesday. The seven-time Formula One world champion (F1), 35, is isolated after confirming the positive.
In a statement, F1 and the Mercedes team “can confirm today that during a mandatory PRC test for the Sakhir Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19. ”
“According to the covid-19 protocols, he is now isolated. All your contacts have been considered. The procedures established by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) and Formula One will ensure that there is no major impact for this weekend’s event, “the note added.
For its part, the Mercedes team indicated on Tuesday that, although has mild coronavirus symptoms, Hamilton “fit and well”, and stressed that teammates send him “best wishes and a speedy recovery.”