(CNN Español) — Lewis Hamilton, champion of the 2020 Formula One season, tested positive for covid-19, the Mercedes-AMG Petronas team reported in a statement on Tuesday.
Mercedes added that its driver took three tests last week and all tested negative, including on the day of the Bahrain Grand Prix race, but presented mild symptoms on Monday.
The team also reported that Lewis Hamilton is isolated following the protocols and will not be presented at the Sakhir Grand Prix.
The virus in F1, besides Hamilton
Other F1 drivers tested positive this season: Sergio Pérez of Racing Point contracted the virus in August before the British Grand Prix. His teammate, Lance Stroll, also tested positive in October after the Eifel Grand Prix.
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