Lewis Hamilton tested negative for coronavirus and will be present at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. In this way, the last day of the 2020 season of the Formula 1 will have the presence of the seven-time champion Hamilton, who will say present at the Mercedes weekend. The British pilot, in addition to giving negative of COVID-19, has already completed the corresponding 10-day quarantine.
«The FIA, Formula 1 and the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team can confirm that Lewis Hamilton tested negative for COVID-19. He completed his ten-day quarantine in Bahrain and was able to leave the country according to the regulations of the Bahrain health authority. Lewis now arrived in Abu Dhabi after confirmation from the authorities that he could do so and after the quarantine he has given another negative. He held the official statement.
Despite this, the driver had to test negative again in order to enter the F1 paddock, and the FIA confirmed the latter. “The FIA COVID-19 protocols remain clear and have not changed. A negative result in a previous test is necessary to access the Formula 1 Paddock as established in Appendix S of the International Sporting Code and another negative result is required no more than 24 hours after arrival. Lewis, who has now tested negative in Bahrain and Abu Dhabi, will have access to the paddock.
It is worth noting that Abu Dhabi has a strict protocol in its bubble for F1, where the entire category traveled in a very controlled manner this Monday. For his part, George Russell would automatically return to his seat at Williams and Jack Aikten will not be in the game. Hamilton received special permission to fly from Bahrain to Abu Dhabi and since he tested negative again to enter the circuit, the Englishman will contest the last Grand Prix of the season.
Hamilton was forced out of the Sakhir GP last weekend after catching the infection and testing positive on Monday, November 30, but after a 10-day isolation period, the seven-time world champion can return. . The last day of the 2020 F1 calendar will be this weekend. While the 2021 season is expected to start on March 21 at the Australian GP, with a 22-race schedule.
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