Seven-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has been ruled out of the Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain following a positive coronavirus (Covid-19) test.
The Mercedes driver was tested three times last week including Sunday, November 29 when he sealed the 2020 title by winning the Bahrain Grand Prix.
According to Mercedes, Hamilton returned a negative result each time.
BREAKING: Lewis Hamilton will miss this weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain after a positive test for Covid-19 pic.twitter.com/c0XCfyDmWZ
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On Monday, November 30, Hamilton is said to have woke up with “mild symptoms” and was informed that a contact before their arrival in Bahrain had also tested positive.
Hamilton is now in self-isolation in accordance with Covid-19 protocols and public health guidelines in Bahrain.
Hamilton is the third F1 driver to test positive for Covid-19 this year after Lance Stroll in Germany and Sergio Perez at Silverstone.