For Lewis Hamilton, the last few weeks were the hardest after testing positive for COVID-19 ruling out of Sakhir GP. The seven-time world champion looks to return soon after testing negative for coronavirus. He completed his first workout on Tuesday and is hopeful of returning soon at the 2020 finale.
Hamilton has witnessed mild Covid-19 symptoms and posted a positive test and retest last week.
Hamilton, after testing positive was replaced by George Russell for last week’s Sakhir GP. After that he spent his time in a period of isolation in his hotel in Bahrain, which ends on Thursday.
Speaking in a video message to his fans, Hamilton said: “Hi everyone. I hope you are all well.
“I know I’ve not been in touch this past week but it’s definitely been one of the hardest weeks that I’ve had for some time. Just been focusing on recovering and trying to get back in shape so I can get back in the car and race the final race in Abu Dhabi.
“I woke up today feeling great and got my first workout in so I just wanted to send you guys a message of positivity and let you know I’m ok, and thank every single one of you for sending the amazing messages and videos. I really appreciate it.”
There are exhaustive protocols in place for F1’s Abu Dhabi race, with a ‘biosphere’ effectively in place on the Yas Island where the track is, and all the sport’s personnel flew to the UAE on Monday from Bahrain.