World Champion Lewis Hamilton says he has resumed training and is aiming to return to action for this weekend’s Formula 1 season finale in Abu Dhabi, revealing he had “one of the hardest weeks” in the wake of suffering from coronavirus.
Hamilton returned a positive Covid-19 test last Monday (November 30) and has since been isolating in Bahrain.
He missed the Sakhir Grand Prix and has since been absent from his social media pages while he recovered from the virus, with Mercedes boss Toto Wolff confirming he was suffering from mild symptoms.
On Tuesday Hamilton posted a video on Twitter outlining his desire to return to Formula 1 action for the upcoming round in Abu Dhabi.
“Hi everyone, hope you’re all well, this has been one of the hardest weeks that I have had for some time,” he said.
“I’ve been focusing on recovering, 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, got my first workout in, wanted to send a message of positivity and let you guys I’m okay, and thank everyone for sending me messages and videos, I really appreciate it.
“I hope you’re staying positive and fighting through whatever it is you’re facing. I hope I can get back in the car soon, sending you guys love.”
Hamilton must return negative Covid-19 tests in both Bahrain and Abu Dhabi before he is given clearance to compete this weekend.
Ostensibly Hamilton has until Saturday evening in order to delay his arrival at the Yas Marina Circuit with drivers able to participate in qualifying and the race even if they miss all practice sessions.
George Russell replaced Hamilton for the Sakhir Grand Prix with Jack Aitken stepping in at Williams.