22:02 GMT28 February 2021
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    Last week, Lewis Hamilton won the Formula One Grand Prix in Bahrain for Mercedes, beating out Max Verstappen and Alex Albon.

    Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19 during mandatory testing for the Sakhir Grand Prix, F1 Media reported citing the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team.

    Mr Hamilton has been isolated in accordance with COVID-19 protocols and public health authorities' guidelines in Bahrain, where the race is to take place, according to the media.

    "Apart from mild symptoms, he is otherwise fit and well," his Mercedes team said.

    Hamilton has participated in Formula One since 2007. He is a seven-time Formula One World Champion.

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