Lewis Hamilton out of Sakhir Grand Prix after testing positive for COVID-19

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Champion Lewis Hamilton, who wrapped up a record-equalling seventh world title last month, is isolating in line with Bahrain's guidelines after testing positive for COVID-19.

The Briton's Formula 1 and Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team along with the sports governing body FIA, confirmed that during mandatory pre-race PCR testing for the Sakhir Grand Prix, Hamilton tested positive for the virus.

In a statement, the FIA said "All contacts have been declared. The procedures set out by the FIA and Formula 1 will ensure no wider impact on this weekend’s event."

Mercedes will announce his replacement later - their reserve drivers are former F1 pilots Stoffel Vandoorne and Esteban Gutierrez.




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