Formula 1 Champion, Lewis Hamilton, Has COVID-19

FORMULA 1 CHAMPION LEWIS HAMILTON TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 AND WILL MISS THIS WEEKEND’S SAKHIR GRAND PRIX

(CNN) – Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton will miss this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain after testing positive for COVID-19.

His Mercedes team confirmed the news on Tuesday.

Hamilton, who wrapped up a record-equaling seventh world title last month, is “now isolating in accordance with COVID-19 protocols in Bahrain.”

Mercedes said a replacement driver to fill Hamilton’s seat for this coming weekend will be announced in due course.