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Lewis Hamilton begs fans for ‘small sacrifice’ of wearing masks at British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton begs fans for ‘small sacrifice’ of wearing masks at British Grand Prix to ‘stay healthy and keep those around you safe’ with 140,000 fans set to descend on Silverstone

  • Lewis Hamilton has asked fans to wear face masks at the British Grand Prix
  • On the Sunday race day, as many as 140,000 people could be in attendance 
  • The seven-time world champion worries that the rate of infection could rise 
  • Hamilton claims those who have been double vaccinated could still be at risk 
  • He says a face mask is a ‘small sacrifice’ to ‘stay healthy’ and keep others safe  

Lewis Hamilton has asked fans to wear face masks at the British Grand Prix in order to keep themselves and others safe. 

The seven-time and current world champion worries the rate of infection could rise this weekend as Silverstone are set host the biggest crowd of the Covid era – welcoming 140,000 people on Sunday. 

Hamilton claims those who have been double vaccinated could still be at risk and says face masks are a ‘small sacrifice’ to ‘stay healthy and keep those around you healthy.’  

Lewis Hamilton has asked fans to wear face masks at the British Grand Prix this weekend

He says that it is a 'small sacrifice' to 'stay healthy and keep those around you healthy'

He says that it is a ‘small sacrifice’ to ‘stay healthy and keep those around you healthy’

Nevertheless, organisers are certain the event will be safe, with those attending needing to show proof of a negative lateral flow test within 48 hours of arrival or being double-jabbed for at least two weeks. 

In terms of the competition, the British Grand Prix provides Hamilton with the best opportunity to make up ground in the title fight.  

He is currently trailing Max Verstappen by 32 points in the championship and has not won a race since Spain in May.

The British GP provides Hamilton with an opportunity to make up ground in the title fight

The British GP provides Hamilton with an opportunity to make up ground in the title fight

Hamilton is currently trailing Max Verstappen (left) by 32 points in the championship

Hamilton is currently trailing Max Verstappen (left) by 32 points in the championship

As a result, Red Bull have won all five grands prix since Barcelona – taking a 44-point lead over Mercedes in the championship.  

Hamilton will look to narrow that gap this weekend by getting off to a flying start in Saturday’s F1 Sprint – a short 17-lap race.

Should he finish well, he will in pole position on the grid for Sunday’s showpiece race.  

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