FORMULA ONE: Lewis Hamilton has said he is ‘grateful to be alive’ as he continues to recover from coronavirus.
The Formula One ace, 35, tested positive for coronavirus Covid-19 earlier this month and was forced to self-isolate, which meant he missed the penultimate Grand Prix in Sakir in Bahrain. He’s since been given the green light to race again after testing negative and was back on the track in Abu Dhabi, where he finished in third place.
Lewis Hamilton, however, revealed that his body is still recovering from coronavirus and its lasting impacts, with the star admitting he has never felt ‘so blown’. Despite not feeling 100%, Lewis said he is thankful for his health. The sports star told ESPN: “My body’s not feeling pretty good, but I look on the bright side, I made it through.” Lewis Hamilton says he’s gone through “hardest week” after testing positive for Covid-19.
“It’s definitely been one of the hardest weeks that I’ve had in some time.”
Lewis said: ‘I didn’t think any time last week that I’d be here [racing], so I’m just really, really grateful for my health and to be alive.’ The update on his recovery comes after Lewis – who was diagnosed at the end of November, after suffering mild symptoms of Covid-19 – told fans he’d experienced the ‘hardest week of his life’. Taking to Instagram to share a video filmed from his hotel room in Bahrain, prior to racing in Abu Dhabi, Lewis said: “It’s definitely been one of the hardest weeks that I’ve had in some time.”
Lewis Hamilton has said that he is just been focusing on recovering and getting 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 and got my first workout in early so wanted to send you guys positivity and let you know I’m OK. Lewis continued: ‘I want to thank every single one of you for sending me the amazing messages and videos, I really appreciate it. I hope that wherever you are, you’re staying positive and fighting through whatever you’re facing.
‘I hope that I can get back in the car soon. And I’m sending you guys love.’ Following his positive test result, Lewis – who recently bagged his seventh record-equalling world title – urged fans to ‘look after themselves and each other’, as he stressed ‘you can never be too careful’.