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.
“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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