Hamilton "absolutely good enough to race" despite health concerns - Wolff
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has insisted Lewis Hamilton is "absolutely good enough to race" in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix despite underlying fitness issues after recently contracting Covid-19.
The seven-time F1 champion returned to the paddock for the season finale in Abu Dhabi after spending 10 days in self-isolation, but following qualifying the 35-year-old has confirmed he still has breathing issues and has lost weight.
Despite commenting during the isolation period his driver was "not in a good place," Wolff was adamant Hamilton is in shape to take the start at the Yas Marina Circuit.
Asked whether Hamilton was ideally fit enough to compete, Wolff said: "Well, a race driver is obviously keen to return to the race car, even if he isn't 100 per cent.
"I think as expected, after 10 days of Covid-19, you are not going to be on your A-game but I think absolutely good enough to race."
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