Lewis Hamilton will be forced to stay in hotel and QUARANTINE for Hungarian GP

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Lewis Hamilton will be forced to stay in hotel and QUARANTINE for Hungarian GP as ministers put strict restrictions in place for UK visitors

  • UK visitors to Hungary are to be met with very strict protocol from ministers
  • That means Lewis Hamilton and Co will have to lockdown for the Hungarian GP 
  • Strict rules mean British drivers and race staff will need to stay inside their hotel
  • Aside from being at the track for racing, UK citizens will not have free movement 

Lewis Hamilton will be among a host of British Formula One drivers and staff that will need to adhere to strict lockdown measures for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Teams received new guidance on Saturday from the sport’s COVID-19 delegate and it detailed how there will be very strict measures for British visitors.

The Hungarian Grand Prix is still expected to go ahead as planned with the event in Budapest slated for next Sunday as the third race in the revised championship calendar.

Hungarian ministers have strict protocol which sees UK citizens required to stay in their hotel, for the time they are not on the track. 

It is believed ministers have taken a dim view of the UK’s easing of lockdown with pubs and restaurants reopening earlier this month. 

F1 is operating a strict 2,000-strong bubble with many of those residing and working in the UK.  There has not been a single positive test from the first two weekends of the season in Austria.

The rules in Hungary for UK citizens mean that Hamilton and Co risk a staggering €15,000 (£13,422) fine for breaches of the rules. 

The contact tracing app will not be in use for the race but visitors will be expected to keep notes of who they encounter.

More to follow.  

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