Lewis Hamilton tested positive to COVID-19 during mandatory pre-race tests. Mercedes confirmed with a statement: "We regret announcing that Lewis Hamilton tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be able to participate in the Sakhir GP this weekend.
Lewis was tested three times last week and has returned a negative result each time, the last of which was Sunday afternoon at the Bahrain International Circuit as part of the standard race weekend test schedule. However he woke up on Monday morning with mild symptoms and was informed at the same time that a contact prior to arrival in Bahrain had subsequently tested positive.
Lewis then did another test which returned a positive result. Lewis he is now isolating himself in accordance with COVID-19 protocols and guidelines from public health authorities in Bahrain. Aside from mild symptoms, he is otherwise fit and well, and the whole team sends him their best wishes for a rapid recovery."
Also FIA reports on Twitter the news. Hamilton is currently in solitary confinement. The Bahrain Grand Prix scheduled for the weekend in Sakhir will take place as planned, adds the federation.
Lewis Hamilton's tennis video
The F1 driver posted a video on Instagram some days in which he was playing tennis against his father, showing a not very good tennis, losing the challenge against his father.
WTA players Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams had very amused reactions to the video of Hamilton playing tennis. The Briton said in the Instagram post: "So my dad and I are not good at tennis, but we're trying to improve.
I always use a slice to beat him and he always falls for it. Now he learned it and he finally got me today. When people ask me, how are you going to celebrate? We have a life to celebrate and spending time with family is the way I celebrate.
#Familyiseverything #dad @serenawilliams HELP! " Both Naomi and Serena commented on the video. Naomi said, "You have to start training, you can't let your dad kill you like that." After Lewis asked for help, Serena simply replied: "Dying laughing !!!!!!!!!
..." Lewis, Serena and Naomi defended the community of color for Black Lives Matter, after what has happened in the US in recent months, especially after the killing of George Floyd. 2020 Hamilton's season glorified his career because the results allow him to break numerous records.
He reached his 90th career victory in Tuscany. After finishing third in Russia, Hamilton conquers his most important record at the Eifel GP, winning the 91st race in his career and equaling Michael Schumacher's historic record.
The record was then perfected the following week, in Portugal. Hamilton, after winning the pole start for the ninth time this season, the 97th in his career, wins his 92nd race in his career, the eighth in the season as well as the 28th on a different circuit, thus breaking Schumacher's absolute record; for him it is also the 161st podium in his career, the 31st on a different track, another record, also obtaining the 45th race useful in points.
He also wins the GP of Emilia Romagna. On November 15, thanks to the victory of the Turkish GP, he mathematically won his seventh world title, thus equaling Michael Schumacher's record of championships won. Naomi played her last game on September 12 when she overtook Victoria Azarenka 1-6 6-3 6-3 in the US Open final to win her sixth career title and her thrid Slam.
Currently, the Japanese has an overall record of 16-3 this year. Naomi won 1 title at the US Open. Naomi reached the final in New York. Now ranked No. 11, Serena Williams was supposed to play on September 30th. However, he gave Tsvetana Pironkova a walk in the 2nd round of the French Open.
This season Serena Williams come back to win a WTA title after three years, in Auckland: it was the first success after the Australian Open title won in 2017.