F1 superstar Lewis Hamilton tests positive for COVID-19

Formula One organizers said Hamilton needs a negative test before being allowed to return to the F1 paddock and, therefore, remains a doubtful starter for the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi. We’ve got lots of high-speed corners so I was definitely feeling it,” Hamilton said following Sunday’s race. This has since been confirmed by a retest.”Hamilton is in isolation in accordance with the health protocols in Bahrain. “I was sliding around a lot out there and I wasn’t really quite sure how it would play out at the end.”

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Will you get a stimulus check by December 31? “But he up woke Monday morning with mild symptoms and was informed at the same time that a contact prior to arrival in Bahrain had subsequently tested positive,” the team said. Reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne was already scheduled to travel to Bahrain after Formula E testing in Valencia.Hamilton is the third F1 driver to test positive for COVID-19 this season, following Sergio Perez at Silverstone and Lance Stroll in Germany. China marks 1 year since COVID symptoms were first detected

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There is another race in Bahrain on Sunday – on Sakhir’s shorter outer circuit – before the 17-race season concludes in Abu Dhabi.Hamilton clinched the drivers’ championship last month in Turkey and has a big lead in the standings with 332 points, well ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas (201) and Max Verstappen (189).The Mercedes team said it would announce a replacement driver later in the week. “Lewis, therefore, took a further test and returned a positive result. Formula One superstar Lewis Hamilton tests positive for COVID-19

December 1, 2020 / 7:58 AM
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Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton on his win

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton on his win

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Seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix. First published on December 1, 2020 / 6:16 AM Is shopping in stores safe during the coronavirus pandemic? Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox

“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.The 35-year-old Hamilton appeared to be drained at the end of the Bahrain GP, which was marred by a crash that left Romain Grosjean with minor burns to his hands and ankles after his Haas car crashed and burst into flames moments after the start.”It’s physical, this track has always been physical. The Mercedes team said in a statement Tuesday that Hamilton was tested three times last week and returned a negative result each time, the last on Sunday afternoon at the Bahrain International Circuit.