F1 champ Lewis Hamilton tests positive for virus

F1 champ Lewis Hamilton tests positive for virus

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix.

The seven-time world champion is in isolation after his positive result was announced on Tuesday morning.

“The FIA, Formula One and Mercedes Team can today confirm that during mandatory pre-race PRC testing for the Sakhir Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19,” F1 said in a statement.

“In accordance with COVID-19 protocols, he is now isolating. All contacts have been declared. The procedures set out by the FIA and Formula One will ensure no wider impact on this weekend’s event.”

His Mercedes team said: “Apart from mild symptoms, he is otherwise fit and well.”

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