Lewis Hamilton’s Long Covid concern after dizziness, fatigue and blurred vision in Hungary GP

Formula One’s seven-time world champion mentioned he feared he was struggling the debilitating long-term results of coronavirus after additionally struggling on the British Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton believes he could also be struggling with ‘Long Covid’ after struggling dizziness and blurred vision following a rare Hungarian Grand Prix.

Hamilton got here near collapsing and needed to be helped onto the rostrum after ending third in a chaotic race to regain the lead in the Formula One drivers’ championship.

The seven-time world champion noticed the Mercedes group physician after the race, in which Alpine driver Esteban Ocon claimed the primary win of his career – with Hamilton later bumped as much as second place after Sebastian Vettel was disqualified.

After turning up late to the post-race press convention following his check-in with the medic, Hamilton mentioned he feared he was struggling the debilitating long-term results of coronavirus.

The 36-year-old contracted the illness final December, inflicting him to overlook the Sakhir Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton mentioned on the post-race press convention he feared he could possibly be struggling long-term results of Covid-19


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“I have been fighting all year with my health after what happened at the end of last year and it is still a battle,” mentioned Hamilton on Sunday.

“I haven’t spoken to anyone particularly about it but I think it is lingering,” he added. “I remember the effects when I had it. The training has been different since then and the levels of fatigue you get are different and it’s a real challenge.

“So [I’m] simply persevering with to attempt and prepare and put together the easiest way I can.

“Who knows what it is today? Maybe it’s hydration but I’ve definitely not had that experience.”

Hamilton mentioned he had additionally suffered on the British Grand Prix final trip, including: “I had something similar in Silverstone but this is way worse. I was having real dizziness and everything got a bit blurry on the podium.”

Mercedes group principal Toto Wolff mentioned Hamilton had been despatched to the group physician after the race as a precaution, after he appeared overwhelmed on the rostrum.

“I think you can just relate to it with the heat out there and a race like he had with tons of overtaking,” Wolff mentioned. “That is exhausting. I think he should be all right, but it is better to be safe than sorry.”

Ocon took the chequered flag forward of Sebastian Vettel – who was later disqualified after officers had been unable to take the required gasoline samples from his Aston Martin.

The Formula One grid was tipped the other way up after a chaotic first three laps that noticed rain, crashes and strategic choices that backfired.

Hamilton heads into F1’s three-week summer season break main the drivers’ standings from Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, who completed tenth on the Hungaroring.

The season resumes on the Belgian Grand Prix on 27-29 August.

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