British Formula One star Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19.
The result means that he will have to skip the upcoming Sakhir Grand Prix.
The Mercedes team release a statement saying that he was tested three times last week and returned a negative result each time.
“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. “Lewis, therefore, took a further test and returned a positive result. This has since been confirmed by a retest.”
“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.
‘ON THE RECORD’ TRAILER
He is currently adhering to social distancing rules in the UK and is in self-isolation. The racecar driver will need to produce a negative test before being allowed to return to the F1 paddock.
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