Lewis Hamilton ‘feeling healthy’ as Mercedes star makes Abu Dhabi GP return vow | F1 | Sport

Lewis Hamilton has revealed he is hoping to return to action this weekend at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after his period of isolation. The seven-time world champion was forced to withdraw from last weekend’s Sakhir GP after returning a positive coronavirus test last Monday.

Hamilton woke up with mild symptoms and decided to take another test as a precaution, shortly after testing negative.

To his dismay, it came back positive as Mercedes chief Toto Wolff was forced to think on his feet and negotiate a release clause with Williams for George Russell.

It nearly paid dividends in Bahrain, as Russell came agonisingly close to recording a memorable maiden victory in the Middle East.

Now Hamilton is hoping to be back behind the wheel this weekend in Abu Dhabi for the 19th and final race of the season.

He addressed his supporters with a video on Instagram, in which he said: “Hi everyone, hope you’re all well.

“I know I haven’t been in touch this past week, It’s definitely been one of the hardest weeks that I’ve had for some time.

“I’ve 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, so I just wanted to send you guys a message of positivity and letting you all know that I’m okay.

“Thank you to every one of you that sent me the amazing messages and videos.

“I really, really appreciate it. I hope that wherever you are, you’re staying positive and fighting through whatever you’re facing right now.

“I hope that I can get back in the car soon and I’m sending you guys love.”

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