Formula One World champion Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain this weekend.
His Mercedes team in a statement said that the seven-time Formula One world champion is self-isolating and had mild symptoms.
“The 35-year-old Briton woke up on Monday morning with mild symptoms and was informed that contact from before his arrival in Bahrain had tested positive.”
“He took a further test and returned a positive result, which has been confirmed by a retest,” the statement added.
“He is otherwise fit and well, and the entire team sends him its very best wishes for a swift recovery,” it added.
According to Mercedes, Hamilton was tested three times last week, including at the Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday, where he won the Bahrain Grand Prix. And each time, he returned a negative result.