Hamilton’s presence at the Yas Marina circuit signifies that George Russell returns to drive for Williams in Sunday’s race.
Lewis examined destructive for COVID-19 on Wednesday prior to completion of his self-isolation interval in Bahrain. This enabled him to journey to Abu Dhabi on Thursday afternoon, and he examined destructive on arrival, Mercedes mentioned in an announcement. Lewis has due to this fact accomplished the protocols required by the FIA for his entry to the paddock and shall be ready to participate within the race weekend.
Governing physique FIA confirmed that Hamilton was free to go away Bahrain in accordance to the well being authority laws in place.
There are two observe periods in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
Russell was launched by Williams to drive for Mercedes as an emergency substitute for Hamilton, and he impressed along with his assured driving at the Sakhir GP.
He even regarded on track to win the race earlier than a botched tire cease by the group and a late puncture when he was in second place mixed to push him down to ninth place. But the 22-year-old British driver’s pace noticed him earn a bonus level for the quickest lap and earn widespread reward.
Hamilton has received the Abu Dhabi GP a file 5 instances, together with the previous two years.
He has an insurmountable lead over Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, who can nonetheless be overtaken for second place by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.
Sunday may also characteristic Sebastian Vettel’s final race with Ferrari after becoming a member of the Italian group in 2015. The four-time F1 champion, who has struggled a lot of the season, is racing for Aston Martin subsequent 12 months.