Lewis Hamilton Concerned By Mercedes COVID-19 Case

Mercedes have said they are following FIA protocols to stop the virus from spreading within the F1 paddock.

Lewis Hamilton has said he is concerned by a member of his Mercedes F1 team testing positive for COVID-19 ahead of this weekend’s Eifel Grand Prix.

He called on everyone to remain vigilant and follow measures to stop the virus from spreading.

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“Naturally it’s sad to hear that, for the guys that work so hard,” Hamilton said.

“Obviously we’ve had the week in between [since the Russian GP] and those guys work so hard to stay safe and be here at the weekend, so it’s definitely a concern.

“It’s important for everyone around the world to be continuously reminded that this thing [COVID-19] has not disappeared, that it’s still here. We still need to continue to follow protocols, wear masks, keep our hands clean, keep our distances,” he added.

Continuing, Hamilton said: “I can’t say what it’s going to do to the weekend. We have a lot of great people within our team, it’s not just about one person, so we’ll try to make him proud this weekend and it will take a lot of work to make sure we continue on without any disturbances.”

The Mercedes F1 team said in a statement on Thursday that a member of staff had contracted COVID-19, and added that it was working with the FIA to mitigate the associated risks of the infection.

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