Lewis Hamilton tests positive for COVID-19

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for coronavirus, and will miss at least one race as a result -- meaning he will not be able to match the record for most wins in a single season.

He's said to have mild symptoms and is otherwise fit and well, according to his Mercedes team, but will miss the upcoming Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain.

Hamilton - who picked up his 11th win of the season at Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix- was trying to match the 13-win record previously set by legendary drivers Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel .

The season will end with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on December 13.

It is unclear whether Hamilton will take part in that race, either.

Formula One embarked on a shortened 17-race season in July after a positive test for a McLaren employee forced the cancellation of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in March.

The sport has also put strict rules in place to try to keep the coronavirus at bay.

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- Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for coronavirus and will miss at least one race as a result, meaning he will not be able to match the record for most wins in a single season. He is said to have mild symptoms and is otherwise fit and well, according to his Mercedes team. But will miss the upcoming Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain.

Hamilton, who picked up his 11th win of the season at Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, was trying to match the 13 win record previously held by legendary drivers Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel. This season will end with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on December 13. It is unclear whether Hamilton will take part in that race either.

Formula 1 embarked on a shortened 17 race season in July after a positive test for a McLaren employee forced the cancellation of the season opening Australian Grand Prix in March. The sport has also put strict rules in place to try and keep the coronavirus at bay.