Hamilton is missing due to positive corona test at the Grand Prix of Sakhir | NOW

Lewis Hamilton will not participate in the Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain this weekend. The Mercedes driver, who is already certain of the world title in Formula 1, has the corona virus.

35-year-old Hamilton woke up on Monday with mild symptoms, after which he tested positive for COVID-19. Last week all his tests gave a negative result.

It is not yet known who will replace Hamilton at Mercedes in the penultimate race of the Formula 1 season. The German top team announces that it will be announced shortly who will form a duo with Valtteri Bottas.

His absence has little sporting consequences for Hamilton, who secured his seventh world title at the Grand Prix of Turkey last month. Above Mercedes is already certain of the championship with the constructors.

Hamilton may return next week for the final race of the Formula 1 season in Abu Dhabi, where he won the last two editions and was the best five times in total.

Grosjean is also not riding Sakhir GP

Hamilton is not the only driver missing from Sakhir’s Grand Prix. Haas F1 driver Romain Grosjean is skipping the sixteenth race of the season after his horrifying crash in Bahrain last Sunday.

The 34-year-old Frenchman, who only sustained damage to his hands, is replaced at Haas by Pietro Fittipaldi. The Brazilian ten years younger is the grandson of two-time Formula 1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi and makes his debut in the premier class of motorsport.

Sakhir’s Grand Prix will be on Sunday just like last weekend’s race at the Bahrain International Circuit, although a different, shorter layout will be used. A lap is about 3.5 kilometers.


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