Lewis Hamilton issues plea as he ‘didn’t see anyone wearing a mask’ at British Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton is encouraging Grand Prix fans to remain cautious over the weekend, despite the lockdown restrictions coming to an end. His social media plea comes after arriving at Silverstone earlier today.

Please be safe and protect yourself during the weekend

Lewis Hamilton

The Formula One star, 36, this weekend faces stiff competition from Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.

Hamilton is gearing up to feature in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone this weekend as he seeks his first win since early May.

The Stevenage-born ace currently trails Verstappen by 32 points in the 2021 Drivers’ Championship, whilst Mercedes are 44 points off Red Bull in the team standings.

Lewis has won just two races out of nine so far this season, in Italy and Spain, whilst Verstappen has triumphed in the last three and four of the last five.

Despite the tense weekend ahead, the racing pro is hoping that fans will continue to protect themselves as well as others at the event.

In view of his 23 million Instagram followers, Hamilton revealed that he was left in a state of shock after not seeing fans wearing face coverings.

Taking to his Instagram Stories, he said: “Hey guys, drive in this morning and didn’t see anybody wearing a mask.

“Please be safe and protect yourself during the weekend. Please,” alongside a love heart and prayer hands emoji.

His post comes just 16 hours after he revealed he knew people who had tested positive for Covid but wanted to ensure fans had a safe weekend.

In an earlier post, he penned: “It was so nice to see everyone today.

“So refreshing to see people and the energy already is so uplifting.”

Lewis continued: “Can I please ask you to wear your masks, be safe.”

The Formula One star added: “I know of people getting Covid and being ill even with double jabs.

“So please please stay safe this weekend.

“Wearing a mask is a small sacrifice to stay healthy and keep others around us healthy.”

He signed off adding: “With love,” alongside a praying hand emoji.

Currently, England is set to bring an end to coronavirus lockdown restrictions on Monday, July 19.

With this, the legal requirement to wear a face-covering will end but the government recommended that if you are in an enclosed space, you should wear one.

Those visiting Silverstone this weekend will be required to use the NHS Track & Trace app to “log in” at the location, to minimise the risk of coronavirus spreading.

From Monday, large scale events will be able to go ahead at full capacity — including sporting events and music concerts, as well as festivals.

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