‘Someone has managed to get into Hamilton's bubble'

01-12-2020 14:36 | Updated: 01-12-2020 16:23
by GPblog.com
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‘Someone has managed to get into Hamilton's bubble'

Lewis Hamilton's coronavirus infection means he will miss the Sakhir Grand Prix, but whether he will be able to race in the last Grand Prix of the season in Abu Dhabi remains to be seen.

Highly unlikely

Sky Sports reporter Ted Kravitz does not think we will see the 2020 world champion again this season. "It is highly unlikely that Hamilton will be racing the final race in Abu Dhabi," he says. "Simply because he has to be quarantined in his hotel room for at least ten days, but probably two weeks."

Nothing more to lose

In any case, the Mercedes driver has nothing more to lose. "He is already the world champion of 2020. So there is no problem with that." Therefore, the timing of his infection could not have been better. "If he had got it earlier he would have had to miss at least two races. He already indicated that something like that would be a career challenging event.”

Kravitz does think that Hamilton would like to know how he contracted his infection. "The question now is how it is possible that a driver could have been infected in a separate bubble, consisting of only Hamilton, his trainer Angela Cullen and his manager Mark Hines," says Kravitz. "How someone managed to get into that bubble and pass the virus to Lewis, is the big question."

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