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How outspoken Hamilton again showed he's F1's moral leader

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Lewis Hamilton was one of few drivers to put his head above the parapet and voice his displeasure at Formula 1's desire to race in Melbourne amid the coronavirus pandemic. It served to illustrate once again the important role he has in F1, and why he'll be missed when he's gone

The Formula 1 paddock convened for the first media duties of 2020 under a cloud on Thursday in Melbourne as three paddock personnel awaited results for coronavirus tests. First confirmed on Wednesday, that number would ultimately rise to nine, with one individual working for McLaren seeing their test return positive on Thursday evening.

But when the initially paddock came together prior to that diagnosis, still frequently sanitising hands and surfaces, the message from the drivers was clear: if there's a race, we'll race.

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