Lewis Hamilton will miss this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain after testing positive for the coronavirus.
The seven-time Formula One world champion is in isolation after his positive result was announced on Tuesday morning.
“The FIA, Formula One and Mercedes Team can today confirm that during mandatory pre-race PRC testing for the Sakhir Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19,” Formula One said in a statement.
“In accordance with COVID-19 protocols, he is now isolating. All contacts have been declared. The procedures set out by the FIA and Formula One will ensure no wider impact on this weekend’s event.”