LEWIS HAMILTON has arrived in Abu Dhabi as he prepares to return to System One following his coronavirus scare.
The British star, 35, missed the most-recent race on the Sakhir GP after testing optimistic for coronavirus.
Lewis Hamilton arrived in Abu Dhabi sporting a black and white matching outfit as he prepares to return to F1 following his coronavirus scareCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
George Russell changed him for the race in Bahrain and was on the right track to win however for what Mercedes boss Toto Wolff called a ‘colossal f*** up’ from the crew.
Earlier this week, seven-time world champion Hamilton opened up on the ‘hardest week in some time’ after scuffling with the virus.
On the time, he hinted he would return for the ultimate race of the 2020 season in Abu Dhabi, regardless of having already clinched the title.
And now, having returned a damaging coronavirus check and spent ten days in quarantine in Bahrain, Hamilton is ready to return to Mercedes.
In an announcement on Thursday night time, Mercedes revealed: “The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Crew is happy to substantiate that Lewis Hamilton will drive for the crew on this weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix..
“Lewis examined damaging for Covid-19 on Wednesday previous to completion of his self-isolation interval in Bahrain.
“This enabled him to journey to Abu Dhabi on Thursday afternoon, and he examined damaging on arrival.
“Lewis has subsequently accomplished the protocols required by the FIA for his entry to the paddock and can be capable of participate within the race weekend.
Hamilton’s canine, Roscoe, additionally arrived at Yas Marina on Friday morningCredit score: Getty – Pool
Hamilton will return to his Mercedes this weekend, with Russell heading again to WilliamsCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
“George Russell will return to Williams Racing for the ultimate occasion of the 2020 season.”
On Friday morning, Hamilton arrived at Yas Marina alongside his canine, Roscoe, able to get his race weekend underway.
The British type icon wore a daring black and white matching outfit paired with a bucket hat as he ready to complete 2020 with a bang.
Hamilton is anticipated to participate in Friday’s apply classes, forward of qualifying on Saturday and Sunday’s massive race.
His return is unhealthy information for Russell, who would have been hoping to have been given one other shot within the Mercedes.
As a substitute, the British star will return to his mortgage spell at Williams for Abu Dhabi.
Earlier this week, Russell and Merc star Valtteri Bottas set tongues wagging they may swap seats for 2021.
Bottas removed ‘Mercedes’ from his Instagram bio, whereas Russell took ‘Williams’ off his.
Nevertheless, Mercedes have shut down hypothesis, insisting Bottas’ seat for 2021 is protected.
However Russell appeared very happy to be again at Williams.
On Thursday he proudly tweeted an image of himself in his full crew gear.
And he revealed he was thrilled to see Hamilton match and properly, including: “Critically although, glad to see @LewisHamilton again and combating match
“Had a blast with @MercedesAMGF1 however now I’m buzzing to place every little thing I’ve discovered into motion with my crew @WilliamsRacing.
“Gonna give it every little thing this weekend – simply as they do for me week in, week out.”