Hamilton taken ill in China with allergy

Mercedes AMG F1 Team

11 April 2013 by TF1T Staff

Mercedes cancelled Lewis Hamilton's media arrangements on Thursday in China after the Briton was taken ill following an allergic reaction.

The 28-year-old appeared fine on Wednesday as he carried out his commercial commitments, but according to reports on Thursday morning, he was seen with a weeping and inflamed eye because of higher than normal pollution levels in Shanghai - a common problem in the country which sees much of its population wearing masks.

Hamilton was seen by a doctor and was told to rest in his hotel room to ensure he is fit for practice on Friday morning.