Hamilton back for Abu Dhabi

Lewis Hamilton will race for Mercedes this weekend in Abu Dhabi, meaning George Russell will rejoin Williams.

The world champion was forced to miss last weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix because of Covid, but tests that have taken place in the last few days have been negative.

A statement from Mercedes said: “Lewis tested negative for COVID-19 on Wednesday prior to completion of his self-isolation period in Bahrain.

“This enabled him to travel to Abu Dhabi on Thursday afternoon, and he tested negative on arrival.

“Lewis has therefore completed the protocols required by the FIA for his entry to the paddock tomorrow and will be able to take part in the race weekend.”

Hamilton’s return to action means that Russell, who filled in for him in Bahrain last weekend, will be returning to Williams for the final round of the season.