In an interview with the media today, Lewis Hamilton has admitted that a fever and a road traffic accident are to blame for his delayed flight to Brazil ahead of the country’s race this weekend.
Hamilton was due to fly out on Tuesday, but on the advice of his doctor and team, delayed his flight by 24 hours and is set to arrive on Wednesday. He will race this weekend in Brazil, despite rumours suggesting otherwise; despite having been involved in a minor car crash in Monaco on Monday evening.
In a statement on his Instagram page, Hamilton stated the following on the situation as follows:-
Dear TeamLH, just wanted to let you know why things have been quiet on social media the past few days. I’ve not been well with a fever but I also had a road accident in Monaco on Monday night. Whilst ultimately, it is nobody’s business, there are people knowing my position that will try to take advantage of the situation and make a quick buck. NO problem. Nobody was hurt, which is the most important thing. But the car was obviously damaged and I made very light contact with a stationary vehicle. Talking with the team and my doctor, we decided together that it was best for me to rest at home and leave a day later. But i am feeling better and am currently boarding the plane to Brazil. However, I am informing you because I feel we all must take responsibility for our actions. Mistakes happen to us all but what’s important is that we learn from them and grow. Can’t wait for the weekend Brazil🙌🏾 Bless Lewis
I echo everyone’s sentiments and I am glad that Lewis wasn’t hurt from his accident and that he is feeling better from his fever and is able to race this weekend in Brazil where he hopes to secure his first win at the Interlagos circuit for the first time in his career.