Hamilton tests positive for COVID-19, will miss Sakhir F1 GP



The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team has said that the seven-time world champion, Lewis Hamilton, has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the Sakhir Grand Prix this weekend.

The team issued a statement saying Hamilton was tested three times last week and returned a negative result each time, the last was on Sunday afternoon at the Bahrain International Circuit where he won the Grand Prix.

But on Monday morning, he had with mild symptoms and was informed at the same time that his contact before arrival in Bahrain had subsequently tested positive, the team said.

Lewis, therefore, took a further test and returned a positive result. Hamilton is in isolation following the health protocols 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, the team statement said. (PTI)


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