Lewis Hamilton Tests Positive For Covid-19

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Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for Covid-19, and will miss this weekends Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain.

Mercedes-AMG Petronas made the following announcement regarding the 7-Time World Champion.

The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team regrets to announce that Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be unable to take part in this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix.
 
Lewis was tested three times last week and returned a negative result each time, the last of which was on Sunday afternoon at the Bahrain International Circuit as part of the standard race weekend testing programme.
 
However, he woke up on Monday morning with mild symptoms and was informed at the same time that a contact prior to arrival in Bahrain had subsequently tested positive. Lewis, therefore, took a further test and returned a positive result. This has since been confirmed by a retest.
 
Lewis is now isolating in accordance with COVID-19 protocols and public health authority guidelines 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.
 
We will announce our replacement driver plans for this weekend in due course.

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