LEWIS HAMILTON will race on this weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after successful his battle with COVID-19.
The F1 world champion was forced to miss last weekend’s Sakhir GP after testing optimistic following his victory the earlier week in Bahrain.
Lewis Hamilton will return for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after his self-isolationCredit score: AFP
The 35-year-old was given permission to travel to Abu Dhabi the place he was examined on arrival on Thursday and the fast check additionally produced a damaging end result.
As that check falls throughout the 96 hour window stipulated by the FIA, Hamilton has been granted entry to the paddock and can participate in at this time’s follow classes.
It means George Russell, who crammed in for Hamilton within the Sakhir GP and was denied a win on his debut for the staff after Merc cocked-up his pitstop, will return on mortgage to Williams.
A Mercedes assertion mentioned: “The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Group is happy to verify that Lewis Hamilton will drive for the staff 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 tomorrow and can be capable of participate within the race weekend.
“George Russell will return to Williams Racing for the ultimate occasion of the 2020 season.”
Russell, 22, says his household had been diminished to tears after the pitstop fiasco whereas a late puncture noticed him end ninth.
Russell mentioned: “My mum was in tears, bless her, afterwards, and my sister as effectively.
“We dwell this collectively, this sport, and it is so passionate, feelings are so excessive and this was my first alternative not simply to win however to really rating factors and that was such a giant distinction, and having that taken away from us not as soon as, however twice, was tough.
“Having time to replicate on that weekend I’ve left with my head held excessive and [I’m] happy with the job I managed to attain final weekend.”
Hamilton has already secured his seventh world title and goes seeking his twelfth win this season.