Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for Covid-19, Formula 1 has announced.
The Mercedes driver, who clinched the world championship in the Turkish Grand Prix two weeks ago, will miss this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix as a result and may also be forced out of next week’s season finale in Abu Dhabi.
Mercedes is yet to confirm who will replace Hamilton in this weekend’s race on Bahrain’s Outer circuit. The team’s reserve driver is former McLaren F1 racer Stoffel Vandoorne, who now drives for Mercedes in Formula E.
This article will be updated.
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