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Succinctly. Unilaterally and ahead of the announcement by Mercedes or the driver himself, Formula 1 has confirmed through its social networks that Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19 after undergoing a test last Monday.
He showed symptoms on Monday
Lewis Hamilton will miss Sakhir’s next appointment, also in Bahrain, on the high-speed circuit that the promoter has prepared for the penultimate nomination of the 2020 season, according to the statement, as he will have to run more tests to be considered fit. take part in the season finale from 11th to 13th December at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi.
As the Mercedes team has replenished, Hamilton tested negative in all tests conducted during the Bahrain Grand Prix, but took another test this Monday when he woke up with mild symptoms, now positive both in a first test and in the repetition of it.
Mercedes has reported that Lewis Hamilton is currently in absolute isolation, following all the recommendations of the health authorities, as well as the protocols designed by the FIA and Formula 1.
Currently no replacement
The German constructor, who has already won both possible titles this season, has not announced his replacement, putting the decision on hold, but it is easy to consider Stoffel Vandoorne as the best-placed, given the Belgian is a driver. reserve and simulator of the German team.
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