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Jack Aitken​ to drive for Williams Racing at Sakhir Grand Prix

Formula One's Williams Racing says Jack Aitken will race in this weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix with Nicholas Latifi.

Published: 02nd December 2020 02:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd December 2020 02:32 PM   |  A+A-

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Formula One (File Photo | AP)

By Associated Press

SAKHIR: Formula One's Williams Racing says Jack Aitken will race in this weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix with Nicholas Latifi.

The 25-year-old Aitken takes the place of the team's regular driver George Russell.

The team has released Russell to drive for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team in Bahrain with Lewis Hamilton unable to race due to a positive COVID-19 test.

Seven-time Formula One champion Hamilton was tested three times last week and returned a negative result each time, the last on Sunday afternoon at the Bahrain International Circuit.

But Hamilton woke up Monday morning with mild symptoms and was then informed that a contact prior to arrival in Bahrain had subsequently tested positive, his Mercedes team said Tuesday.

This led to a subsequent test returning a positive result, and Hamilton says he has gone into self-isolation for 10 days.



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