BREAKING: Lewis Hamilton will race at the Abu Dhabi GP!

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Lewis Hamilton has tested negative for COVID-19 and has been given the all-clear to race at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix!

The Briton tested positive for COVID-19 last week on Monday and was forced to miss the Sakhir Grand Prix. However, after completing the 10-day isolation period he has now tested negative on numerous tests and has arrived in Abu Dhabi. Mercedes has confirmed that Lewis will race at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

“Lewis tested negative for COVID-19 on Wednesday prior to completion of his self-isolation period in Bahrain,“ read a Mercedes statement.

„This enabled him to travel to Abu Dhabi on Thursday afternoon, and he tested negative on arrival.

“Lewis has therefore completed the protocols required by the FIA for his entry to the paddock tomorrow and will be able to take part in the race weekend.”

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The FIA confirms Hamilton is cleared to race after adhering all FIA COVID-19 protocols.

“The FIA COVID-19 protocols remain clear and have not changed,” the FIA said.

“A negative pre-test result is necessary to be given access to the Formula 1 Paddock as set out in Appendix S to the International Sporting Code and another negative test result no more than 24 hours following arrival is required.

“Lewis, having now tested negative in Bahrain and Abu Dhabi will be granted access to the Paddock.”

George Russell has already returned to Williams, after going through all of the pre-race preparations with Mercedes.

And, as it should be, Lewis Hamilton will finish his historic F1 season on the track. Welcome back seven-time champ!

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