World Champion Lewis Hamilton to Miss Sakhir Grand Prix After Testing Positive for COVID-19


Lewis Hamilton (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Lewis Hamilton (Photo Credit: Twitter)

The FIA ​​confirmed in a statement that the seven-time world champions are now in isolation and their contacts have been traced.

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  • Last Updated: December 01, 2020, 13:23 IST
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Mercedes Formula One driver and seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton will miss this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain, after testing positive for it Coronavirus.

The FIA ​​confirmed in a statement that the world champion is now in isolation and his contacts have been traced. The statement said, “The FIA, Formula 1 and Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 teams can confirm today that Lewis Hamilton has tested positive during the mandatory pre-race PCR test for the Sakhir Grand Prix.” COVID-19.

“According to COVID-19 The Protocol and Public Health Authority Guidelines in Bahrain are now separating. All contacts have been declared. The procedures laid down by the FIA ​​and Formula 1 will not ensure any widespread impact on this weekend’s event. “

Hamilton became the third F1 driver to test positive for the virus this season after Sergio Perez of Racing Point at Silverstone and Lance Stroke in Germany.

Mercedes is expected to be named Hamilton’s replacement at the appointed time.

Mercedes stated that it “regrets to announce that Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for this COVID-19 And Sakhir will be unable to participate in GP later this week.

“Lewis was tested three times last week and each time a negative result was returned, the last of which was as part of the standard race weekend test schedule at the Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday afternoon.

“However, he woke up on Monday morning with mild symptoms and was informed at the same time that a contact had subsequently tested positive before arriving in Bahrain. Therefore, Lewis underwent further examination and returned a positive result. It was then Is from. Confirmed by a recursive.

“Lewis is now isolated COVID-19 Protocol and Public Health Authority Guidelines in Bahrain. Apart from mild symptoms, she is otherwise fit and well, and the entire team sends her best wishes for a speedy recovery.

“We will announce our replacement driver plans later this week.”

Britton needs a negative test before returning to Pednock, and therefore remains a doubt for the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi.

World winner Lewis Hamilton won the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday In a race that suffered a terrible accident for Romain Grosgen.


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