2020 Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton tested positive for the corona virus on Tuesday (12/1) morning local time. Hamilton was positive for Covid-19 after becoming the F1 Bahrain GP champion.
Hamilton is currently undergoing isolation according to applicable regulations after being positive for the corona virus.
“The FIA, Formula 1 and the Mercedes team can confirm in the PCR test before the Final Grand Prix that Lewis Hamilton is known to be positive for Covid-19,” an official F1 said in a statement as reported by the Daily Mail.
“In accordance with the Covid-19 protocol, he has now been isolated. All contacts have been announced. The procedures established by the FIA and Formula 1 will ensure there is no wider impact on the races which will take place this weekend.”
According to the rules for preventing Covid-19, Hamilton will undergo isolation for a maximum of two weeks. This means that this British racer is almost certain to be absent at the F1 GP Sakhir this weekend.
Hamilton is currently F1 champion in 2020 which is also his seventh title. The achievement made Hamilton match Michael Schumacher’s record for the title.