Formula 1 champ Hamilton says he has 'no symptoms' of virus despite attending party with Sophie Trudeau and Idris Elba

Hamilton attended an event with people who subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 (PA Images)
Hamilton attended an event with people who subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 (PA Images)
13:30pm, Sat 21 Mar 2020
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Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton has revealed he has 'no symptoms' of coronavirus despite attending an event with Sophie Trudeau and Idris Elba, both of whom subsequently tested positive.

The six-time world champion released a statement to reassure fans that he was not showing any signs of having the virus after a week of being in self-isolation.

Hamilton was also keen to stress that although he has shown no symptoms for the virus, he has not taken a test as there are only a limited number available at this time.

In his statement, he said: "There's been some speculation about my health, after I was at an event where two people later tested positive for coronavirus.

"I wanted to let you know that I'm doing well, feeling healthy and working out twice a day. I have zero symptoms, and it's now been 17 days since I saw Sophie and Idris. I have been in touch with Idris and happy to hear he is OK.

"I did speak to my doctor and double checked if I needed to take a test but the truth is, there is a limited amount of tests available and there are people who need it more than I do, especially when I wasn't showing any symptoms at all."

The Formula 1 season has been pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Monaco Grand Prix announced as the latest race to be cancelled.

The first race of the 2020 season is expected to be the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on June 7, although that is subject to change should the spread of the virus worsen.

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