- Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has reassured followers amid considerations he could have contracted coronavirus.
Modified 21 Mar 2020, 18:34 IST
Lewis Hamilton self-isolated after being at an occasion with two individuals who have examined optimistic for coronavirus, although the six-time Formula One champion assured followers he was “doing effectively” and had “zero signs”.
There had been fears the Briton might have contracted COVID-19 after he was pictured at an occasion in London earlier this month with actor Idris Elba and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, the spouse of Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, each of whom have since examined optimistic for coronavirus.
Hamilton defined that he has been in isolation as a precaution since final Friday, shortly earlier than the Australian Grand Prix – the opening race of the brand new F1 season – was postponed.
However, the 35-year-old Mercedes driver stated he has not been examined as a result of restricted quantity of exams accessible and pressured he was not displaying any indicators of the virus.
“There’s been some hypothesis about my well being after I used to be at an occasion the place two folks later examined optimistic for coronavirus,” Hamilton wrote in a message uploaded to his social media accounts.
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) March 21, 2020
“I needed to let you understand that I’m doing effectively, feeling wholesome and figuring out twice a day. I’ve zero signs and it is now been 17 days since I noticed Sophie and Idris. I’ve been in contact with Idris and completely happy to listen to he’s ok.
“I did communicate to my physician and double checked if I wanted to take a take a look at however the fact is there’s a restricted quantity of exams accessible and there are individuals who want it greater than I do, particularly once I wasn’t displaying any signs in any respect.
“So what I’ve achieved is maintain myself remoted this previous week, really since apply was cancelled final Friday and saved my distance from folks.”
Hamilton had initially expressed shock that the F1 season had been as a result of begin on time in Melbourne final weekend regardless of many different occasions being cancelled owing to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Australian Grand Prix was finally referred to as off after considered one of McLaren’s crew members examined optimistic for COVID-19.
Subsequent races in Bahrain, Vietnam, China, the Netherlands and Spain have been postponed whereas the Monaco Grand Prix has been scrapped solely for 2020.
The earliest the F1 season can now start is on June 7 in Baku.
Published 21 Mar 2020, 18:34 IST
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