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Sport 'Dizzy' Hamilton may be suffering from long-Covid

21:42  01 august  2021
21:42  01 august  2021 Source:   afp.com

Formula 1. Lewis Hamilton Winner at Grand Britain Grand Prix, the Championship Relanted

 Formula 1. Lewis Hamilton Winner at Grand Britain Grand Prix, the Championship Relanted © Reuters After a snap with Max Verstappen from the first round, Lewis Hamilton managed to win the Grand Britain Grand Prix. The tenth round of the Formula 1 World Championship was won by Lewis Hamilton in Silverstone in Great Britain. Max Verstappen has been forced to abandon, after a snap with the British pilot at the beginning of the race. Lewis Hamilton had 10 seconds of penalty after this incident, but he still managed to win over his lands. The championship is restarted.

Lewis Hamilton, who battled from the back of the field to take third place in an intense and exhausting Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, admitted he may still be suffering from the effects of Covid-19 which caused him to miss a race last year.

Lewis Hamilton struggled to lift his trophy after an exhausting Hungarian Grand Prix © FERENC ISZA Lewis Hamilton struggled to lift his trophy after an exhausting Hungarian Grand Prix

The Mercedes driver, who now leads the championship by six points, was visibly unwell on the podium after the dramatic race and struggled to raise his trophy.

He was initially absent from the press conference reserved for the first three drivers because he was seeing a doctor.

Max Verstappen left the

 Max Verstappen left the Max Verstappen hospital left the hospital where he had been admitted after his accident at Grand Britain Grand Prix. © Andy Hone / Motorsport Images Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing Max Verstappen left the hospital where he had been admitted after his accident at Grand Britain Grand Prix. is fine. Several hours after the accident of which he was a victim, in the first round of the Great Britain Grand Prix, the Dutch gave definitely reassuring news.

"I'm ok, had real big dizziness and everything got a bit blurry on the podium," said the world champion before opening up about the problems of life post-Covid.

"I've been fighting all year really with staying healthy after what happened at the end of last year and it's still, it's a battle.

"I haven’t spoken to anyone about it but I think (the effects of Covid are) lingering. I remember the effects of when I had it and training has been different since then.

"The level of fatigue you get is different and it's a real challenge."

The 36-year-old missed the Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain in December after testing positive for Covid-19 and has gone on to win four races this season, including the British GP at Silverstone a fortnight ago.

"I continue to train and prepare the best way I can. Today, who knows what it is?

"Maybe it's hydration, I don't know, but I've definitely not had this experience. Had something similar at Silverstone but this is way worse."

Esteban Ocon won the race at the Hungaroring with Sebastian Vettel in second.

Hamilton, the seven-time world champion, and the rest of the Formula One paddock now breaks until the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa on August 29.

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Formula 1: Sebastian Vettel's disqualification from Hungarian Grand Prix extends Lewis Hamilton's points lead .
Lewis Hamilton's points lead grew hours after Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix. Formula 1 announced Sunday afternoon in the United States that Sebastian Vettel had been disqualified because the sanctioning body was unable to take a fuel sample from the car after the race. Vettel finished second ahead of Hamilton, who finished third. Hamilton now has an eight-point lead over title rival Max Verstappen in the points standings. BREAKING: Sebastian Vettel has been disqualified from the #HungarianGP, losing his second placeStewards were unable to take the required amount of fuel for sampling following the race pic.twitter.

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