Six-time Method One champion Lewis Hamilton says he’s self-isolating however is not going to get examined for coronavirus as others want consideration greater than him. The 35-year-old Briton stated he determined to self-isolate as a result of he had been on the similar operate in London that actor Idris Elba and Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau’s spouse Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau attended earlier this month. Elba and Gregoire-Trudeau subsequently each examined constructive for COVID-19. “I wish to let you already know that I’m doing properly,” Hamilton stated in an announcement.
“There was hypothesis about my well being, after I used to be at an occasion the place two individuals later examined constructive for coronavirus.
“I’ve zero signs and it has now been 17 days since I noticed Sophie and Idris. I’ve been in contact with Idris and completely satisfied to listen to he’s OK.
“I did communicate to my physician and double checked if I wanted to take a take a look at however the reality is, there’s a restricted quantity of checks out there and there are individuals who want it greater than I do, particularly after I wasn’t exhibiting any signs in any respect.”
Hamilton has been in isolation since final Friday.
The beginning of the Method One season has been wiped away by the pandemic with races in Australia, Bahrain, Vietnam, China, Netherlands and Spain shelved and the long-lasting Riviera showpiece in Monaco cancelled.
A season which ought to have began in Melbourne on March 14 will not begin till Azerbaijan on June 7 on the earliest.
Method One’s British-based groups are additionally hoping to contribute away from the monitor.
They’re engaged on a plan to fabricate medical gear wanted to battle the coronavirus which as much as Friday night time had claimed 177 victims in the UK with the numbers contaminated set to high 4,000.
The British authorities and well being authorities want extra ventilators in intensive care models to cope with respiratory issues attributable to the sickness.
Method One groups have engineering capabilities that would velocity up the manufacturing of the models.