F1 champion Lewis Hamilton tests positive for coronavirus

Formula One champ Lewis Hamilton has become the latest athlete to test positive for coronavirus.

Fresh off his Bahrain Grand Prix victory over the weekend, the British driver’s now gone into isolation.

It means he misses this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix this weekend, while he waits to be cleared.


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He posted a message to social media saying he’s gutted.

“I am devastated I won’t be racing this weekend.

“Since we started the season in June my team and I have been taking all the precautions we possibly can and following the regulations everywhere we have been in order to stay safe.

“I am gutted not to be able to race but my priority is to follow the protocols and advice to protect others.

“I am really lucky that I feel OK with only mild symptoms and will do my best to stay fit and healthy,” the post read.