Lewis Hamilton says he is had ‘one of many hardest weeks in a while’ after constructive COVID-19 check
Lewis Hamilton has had ‘one of many hardest weeks in a while’ after testing constructive for COVID-19 which has put his participation within the remaining Components One race of the season in jeopardy.
The sportsman, 35, took to Twitter to thanks his followers for his or her assist as he continues to isolate in his resort room in Bahrain, after the information of his constructive COVID-19 check broke on December 1.
He mentioned: ‘It is undoubtedly been one of many hardest weeks that I’ve had in a while.
Upset: Lewis Hamilton has had ‘one of many hardest weeks in a while’ after testing constructive for COVID-19 and placing his remaining Components One race of the season in jeopardy
‘Simply been specializing in recovering and getting again in form so I can get again within the automotive and race the ultimate race in Abu Dhabi.
‘I awoke right this moment feeling nice and obtained my first exercise in early so wished to ship you guys positivity and allow you to know I am OK.
‘I wish to thank each single one in all you for sending me the wonderful messages and movies, I actually recognize it.’
‘I hope that wherever you might be, you are staying constructive and combating by no matter you are going through. I hope that I can get again within the automotive quickly. And I am sending you guys love
It was revealed on December 1 that Lewis had examined constructive for COVID-19 with the star lacking the Sakhir Grand Prix and going through an anxious wait to see if he’ll have the ability to participate within the season-ending Abu Dhabi GP this weekend.
F1 ace: The sportsman, 35, took to Twitter to thanks his followers for his or her assist as he continues to isolate in his resort room in Bahrain, after the information of his constructive COVID-19 check broke on December 1 (pictured after successful the Bahrain Grand Prix on November 29)
Hamilton has been affected by gentle signs of Covid-19. The seven-time world champion sees his 10-day isolation interval come to an finish on Thursday.
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which is held on the Yas Marina island, is roofed by intensive laws concerning coronavirus.
The seven-time world champion mentioned he was ‘devastated’ to overlook the Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain.
Owing to Covid restrictions, all Components One personnel travelled to Abu Dhabi from Bahrain on Monday, December 7, after which the entire nation will successfully be locked down.
As soon as in Abu Dhabi, the travelling contingent can be encamped at mandated accommodations on Yas Island in a safe bubble near the observe.
Which means Hamilton, who wouldn’t be allowed to go away self-isolation till December 9, per week right this moment, would require particular dispensation to reach later.
Replace: He mentioned: ‘Simply been specializing in recovering and getting again in form so I can get again within the automotive and race the ultimate race in Abu Dhabi’
The star examined constructive on Monday, November 30, lower than 24 hours after successful the Bahrain Grand Prix. He was knowledgeable that ‘a contact previous to his arrival’ had additionally contracted Covid.
Hamilton, who hung out on vacation in Dubai along with his household and shut mates earlier than coming to Bahrain, mentioned: ‘I’m devastated that I will not be racing this weekend.
‘Since we began the season in June my staff and I’ve been taking all of the precautions we presumably can and following the laws as a way to keep protected.
‘Sadly, regardless that I returned three unfavourable outcomes this previous week, I awoke on Monday morning with gentle signs and requested one other check which got here again constructive.
Assist: The star thanked his followers for his or her assist within the emotional message
‘Please take care of yourselves on the market, you may by no means be too cautious. These are worrying instances for everybody and we’d like to verify we’re taking care of ourselves and one another.’
It’s unclear when or how Hamilton caught the virus, although Mercedes have confirmed somebody he got here into contact with earlier than arriving in Bahrain has additionally examined constructive.
Hamilton arrived in Bahrain on November 26 having spent two weeks at dwelling in Monaco celebrating his F1 world championship.
He secured the title after successful the Turkish Grand Prix on November 15 and flew dwelling on the identical night.
Take a look at: Lewis examined constructive for coronavirus and has had gentle signs since Monday. November 30. Right here he’s pictured on November 29 after successful the Bahrain Grand Prix
Whereas in Monaco, he loved a run on the seaside and a sport of tennis along with his father Anthony in movies shared to social media, the place he additionally spoke about celebrating his title win ‘with household’. It’s unclear which different relations celebrated with him.
In one other video, the Mercedes driver could possibly be seen travelling in the identical automotive alongside Anthony and his pal Daniel ‘Spinz’ Forrest.
Whereas each his father and Forrest had been sporting masks, Hamilton didn’t have a face masking on.
The date or location of the video will not be identified, although it seems to have been posted on social media on November 25, the day earlier than Hamilton was seen on the observe in Bahrain.
It has additionally not been revealed if Anthony or Forrest have examined constructive.
Earlier than: Hamilton celebrates after successful the race. He was examined 3 times round final weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix – all had been unfavourable
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