Lewis Hamilton believes he may be suffering with ‘Long Covid’ after suffering dizziness and blurred vision following an extraordinary Hungarian Grand Prix.

Hamilton came close to collapsing and had to be helped onto the podium after finishing third in a chaotic race to regain the lead in the Formula One drivers’ championship.

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The seven-time world champion saw the Mercedes team doctor after the race, in which Alpine driver Esteban Ocon claimed the first win of his career – with Hamilton later bumped up to second place after Sebastian Vettel was disqualified.

After turning up late to the post-race press conference following his check-in with the medic, Hamilton said he feared he was suffering the debilitating long-term effects of coronavirus.

The 36-year-old contracted the disease last December, causing him to miss the Sakhir Grand Prix.

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