The seven-time world champion missed final weekend’s race in Bahrain after testing optimistic for the virus however has returned in time for the season finale.
On Saturday, Hamilton certified in third place for the race, behind Pink Bull’s Max Verstappen and Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas. However he says he is nonetheless not “100% match.”
“It undoubtedly will not be the best of races bodily,” he stated, “however I’ll handle and provides it completely every part I’ve received.”
‘Recharging will not be as straightforward’
Mercedes confirmed Hamilton examined destructive for the virus on Wednesday after spending 10 days in isolation.
The 35-year-old says he is been attempting to sleep as a lot as doable however continues to really feel drained of power.
“Recharging will not be as straightforward because it maybe usually has been previously,” he stated. “I misplaced quantity of weight simply in that week, in order I stated not 100% […] nevertheless it’s on no account going to get in the way in which of me going out and giving my all tomorrow.”
Hamilton has received 11 out of the 16 races in one other title-winning season however promised to “give it my all” within the final race of the 12 months.
“Naturally, restoration will take longer from Covid however nonetheless I loved the battle within the automotive. @maxverstappen1 did an ideal job, as did @valtteribottas, and it is nice to see McLaren so shut. I’ll give it my all tomorrow to attempt to end off robust,” he stated.