Lewis Hamilton has been in self-isolation since the Australian Grand Prix, but has reported “zero symptoms” despite being in contact with infected celebrities.
The six-time World Champion was at a chairty event in London before he flew to Melbourne for what was set to be the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
Also at this event was actor Idris Elba and Sophie Trudeau (the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau).
Both individuals later tested positive for the coronavirus, and Hamilton has been self-isolating as a result.
He has reported that he feels “healthy” though and has “zero symptoms”, but he hasn’t been tested since March 4 because he feels people need it more than he does.
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) March 21, 2020
In a social media post he wrote: “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.
“So what I’ve done is keep myself isolated this past week, actually since practice was cancelled last Friday and kept my distance from people.”
“The most important thing everyone can do is stay positive, social distance yourself as best you can, self isolate if you need to, and regularly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
“Thank you for all the messages. I’m sending positivity and love from afar.”