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The newly crowned 7 Times World Champion has tested positive for COVID-19 which means the Mercedes driver will definitely miss out on this weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix. There are also doubts about if Hamilton will be allowed to take part in the season finale at Abu Dhabi due to the strict restrictions in both countries.

Of course everyone in the F1 community wishes Hamilton a speedy recovery - reports suggest Hamilton is in a fit condition and is expected to return a negative test before the final race in Abu Dhabi.

The big question is of course who will replace him? Many names have been put out there including current Williams driver and Mercedes Young Driver - George Russell who I think many would love to see in a competitive car but would Williams allow their best driver to leave for one or two races and bring in their reserve Roy Nissany.

Other names include Nico Hulkenberg who has already stepped in for both Racing Point drivers Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll at different events this year. The final name being linked with the temporary drive is Mercedes reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne who of coursed raced in F1 with McLaren for the 2017 and 2018 season. The Belgian driver currently races for Mercedes in

Formula E alongside reigning F2 champion Nyck De Vries.

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