Lewis Hamilton on Formula 1’s COVID-19 “bubble”

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Lewis Hamilton says people from other sports, for example football, take COVID-19 measures less seriously than Formula 1.

Since 2020 Formula has had a lot of very strict measures in place to protect the people involved in the sport from contracting COVID-19.

All of the teams have to remain in their small “bubbles”, with little to no interactions with the people outside.

This is especially important for drivers who can lose a lot of points if they are forced to miss a race or two. Lewis Hamilton says it’s different in some other sports.

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“I’ve seen footballers just recently, they didn’t care,” said the Briton.

“I read that they didn’t really put too much focus on it. And if they miss a game, it doesn’t make a huge difference. It’s a bit different here.

“We’re allowing fans to come in that aren’t tested and also now I think all the photographers are coming in.

“I know it’s opening it up more, but I anticipate they’ll need to make some changes soon because it’s a tough bubble to keep,” concluded Hamilton.

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