World champion Lewis Hamilton is set to miss this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain after testing positive for coronavirus.
The Formula One’s governing body FIA announced Tuesday that “in accordance with COVID-19 protocols and public health authority guidelines in Bahrain he (Hamilton) is now isolating.”
FIA further said the incident would not affect the weekend event “the procedures set out by the FIA and Formula 1 will ensure no wider impact on this weekend’s event.”
The 35-year-old Briton who on Sunday won the Bahrain Grand Prix, the first of back-to-back races in the Gulf state, has already secured a record-equalling seventh world championship this season.
In a statement from Hamilton’s Mercedes team stated Hamilton “woke up on Monday morning with mild symptoms and was informed at the same time that a contact prior to arrival in Bahrain had subsequently tested positive.”
The Mercedes team “Lewis therefore took a further test and returned a positive result. This has since been confirmed by a retest.
The team added it would announce a replacement driver later in the week. Reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne was already scheduled to travel to Bahrain after Formula E testing in Valencia.
Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes Top Goalscorer In Football History
Cristiano Ronaldo who is the top scorer in Serie A this season with 15 goals in 14 games has on Wednesday surpassed Josef Bican for the most goals scored for club and country in football history – with his tally now at 760.
The 35-year-old strike against Napoli in the Italian Super Cup moved him top of the all-time scoring charts and past Brazil legend Pele (757) – who moves down to third on the all-time list – while Romario is fourth (743) and Ronaldo’s Barcelona rival Lionel Messi makes up the top five (719).
Arsenal Outcast Ozil Arrives In Turkey To Finalize Fenerbahce Deal
Mesut Ozil arrived in turkey to start his move to Fenerbahce.
The former German midfielder, of Turkish descent, hasn’t played for arsenal since march, after falling out of favor with manager, Mikel Arteta, over concerns about the player’s work rate.
After 7 years at arsenal, which he joined from Real Madrid, Ozil is heading to one of the favored clubs of turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Fenerbahce won the last of its 19 Turkish League titles in 2014. The team has not been in the Champions League group stage since a match-fixing scandal broke in 2011.
Trump National Golf Club Stripped Of 2022 PGA Championship
Trump’s national golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, owned by us president Donald Trump, has been stripped of the 2022 PGA championship.
The board of directors of the Professional Golf Association of America voted to exercise the right to terminate the agreement to play the 2022 PGA championship at Trump Bedminster.
In a video posted on the organization’s website, PGA of America president, Jim Richerson added that hosting the tournament at the course in new jersey would tarnish the image of the PGA of America.